Anthony Di Renzo, a fugitive from advertising, teaches writing at Ithaca College. His books, such as Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and History from the Imperial Kitchen (SUNY Press, 2010) and Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily (Guernica Editions, 2013), and the forthcoming After the Fair is Over, satirize the ongoing war between traditional Sicilian culture and American business and technology. Sicily usually loses. As Pasquino, Rome’s talking statue, Di Renzo contributes a monthly column to San Francisco's L’Italo-Americano. He lives in Ithaca, New York, an Old World man in a New Age town.