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  • Art & Culture
    Judith Harris(December 13, 2009)
    Predictably, rhetoric marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of Leonardo Sciascia on November 20. But rhetoric was the opposite of Sciascia. If anything, the Sicilian author was about silences: pregnant silences, dangerous silences, silences that communicate entire worlds with the least nod of a head, or at most with one of the tiny handwritten notes in code, pizzini, used by Bernardo Provenzano.
  • “Tourists will have the opportunity to stay and enjoy meals at hotels and restaurants that do not pay protection money, they can use the services of firms on the ‘Pizzo-free’ list, and they will be able to visit companies that do business on land confiscated from the mafia,” explain the young men and women from Addiopizzo Travel. Addiopizzo Travel is the satellite organization run by the young people of the anti-mafia group Addiopizzo and aims to combine tourism in Sicily with its efforts against racketeering
  • On the occasion of the Italian Culture and Heritage Month, the Province of Palermo represented by its President Giovanni Avanti paid its tribute to the Italian-American policeman Joe Petrosino by organizing the exhibit “Joe Petrosino, a 20th Century Hero. A documented account of his assassination in Palermo”, on view at the Calandra Italian American Institute. During the inauguration, Anna Maria Corradini presented her book “Documenta Joe Petrosino”, available for free for all of those who will visit the display. At the end of the event, the Consul General Francesco Maria Talò gave the title of “Knight of the Italian Republic” to Cosimo Sanicola, a native of the town of Marineo (Sicily) who moved to the United States at the age of 13