Jack Erickson

Contributing writer,
www.jackerickson.com

Cinecittà: Hollywood on the Tiber

September 2020
Cinecittà Studios, Italian for Cinema City Studios, is a large film studio in Rome. Sitting on 99 acres, it is the largest film studio in all of Europe. Cinecittà was constructed during the Fascist era as part of a plan to revive the Italian film...


Santa Rosalia and Festa Italia

November 2019
L’emigrazione dai paesi sulla costa ovest della Sicilia verso gli Stati Uniti è molto interessante, specialmente per come questi gruppi si sono poi assimilati, portando con sé la conoscenza della pesca e le loro feste tradizionali. A Monterey, in...


Elena Ferrante's "My Brilliant Friend"

January 2019
Naples-born author Elena Ferrante has swept through the literary world like a whirlwind. If you've read her novels, you'll understand why she's so popular. Ferrante's first novel in her best-selling Neapolitan series, “My Brilliant Friend,”...