Articles tagged mafia

‘The Executioner’ Forges the Missing Link Between Preston Sturges and Robert Altman

This excellent satire is shot in long, elaborately staged takes where the camera alternately basks in claustrophobia or wanders all over the landscape.

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Roberto M. Dainotto Explores the Making of the Mafia Myth

The Mafia: A Cultural History offers a Sicilian perspective on the enduring popularity of organized crime stories.

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Some Assembly Is Required for Reading ‘Boston Mob’

At times, Mark Songini stretches ideas beyond their breaking point, making the reader reassemble them with Krazy Glue and chicken wire.

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (40th Anniversary Edition) by George V. Higgins

Higgins’ message, about crime’s futility and the falseness of its glamour as portrayed by Mario Puzo and Francis Coppola, is an important one, and his book more than succeeds in conveying it.

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11 Aug 2009 // 8:59 PM

The Mad Ones by Tom Folsom

This wonderfully recreates the subterranean world of New York in the '60s, when Beatniks, jazz musicians, and existential dropouts began to rub up against the old-school underworld of the city.

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9 Oct 2007 // 4:06 AM

Fifty years ago this fall, in the tiny town of Apalachin, near Binghamton, N.Y., Americans were unexpected guests at the coming-out party for organized

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10 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Godfather: Blackhand Edition

Man, there's something really satisfying about hitting someone.

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31 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Black Label Society: Mafia

There's a thin line between seriousness and self-parody in heavy metal. Zakk Wylde knows exactly where that line is.

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24 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Mafia

The plot is markedly less clichéd than that of The Getaway, which steals relentlessly and less interestingly from Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino's films.

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Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

// Moving Pixels

"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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