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Articles tagged mafia

Monday, May 3 2010

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.


Tuesday, August 11 2009

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.


Tuesday, October 9 2007

Organized crime: Out of the closet and into our living rooms


Sunday, June 10 2007

The Godfather: Blackhand Edition

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


Tuesday, May 31 2005

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.


Wednesday, March 24 2004

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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