| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:43 PM
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in an annual ceremony held to remember the hundreds of innocent people murdered by the Italian mafia, made a solemn plea for mobsters to change or else "end up in hell".
The mafia continues to plague much of southern Italy:...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Popular TV satirist Pierfrancesco Diliberto, known as Pif, does a remarkable job negotiating the delicate balance between humor and heartrending emotion in his terrific feature debut, "The Mafia Kills Only in the Summer." Highlighting the mob's pernicious...
| May 7, 2013
Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated Italian politics after World War II, but was tainted by accusations of Mafia ties, died in Rome on Monday after suffering from respiratory problems. He was 94.
A lawmaker who lived...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:43 AM
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival CEO Greg Von Hausch believes that festivals such as his should offer their audiences a few surprises. This year, it is Von Hausch himself who is surprised.
The 28th annual FLIFF will run Oct. 18 through Nov....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:12 AM
LONDON -- A Sicilian Mafia boss who was lived with his family in a quiet London suburb for two decades was denied bail by a British court Friday and ordered held on a warrant from Italian authorities who have sought his extradition since January 2012....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Terence Winter wound the spring tight in Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, each violent twist seeing a piece of Nucky Thompson’s East Coast criminal syndicate fall away and leaving the Atlantic City boss seemingly alone, friendless and on the lam from...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When properly applied, bad taste can have a wonderfully liberating, palliative effect, and contemporary French cinema has produced few more discerning mainstream vulgarians than Luc Besson. But without any sense of joy in transgression, or real humor...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:31 PM
A trial that many feared would never take place opened in a packed federal courtroom Wednesday when a prosecutor gave a cold-blooded recitation of what he called decades of terror inflicted on the city by its most notorious crime boss, James "Whitey"...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:54 PM
MS-13—a gang with roots in El Salvador and Los Angeles—was designated a “trans-national” criminal organization by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday.
Consisting of more than 30,000...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 1:38 PM
I went to a cartoonist dinner the other night in Westport and had a great time and a lot of laughs. My wife and I sat at a table with Randall Enos and Chance Brown who told the most outrageously funny stories about the cartoonists in the Golden Age of...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 6:51 PM
J. Paul Getty III, a scion of the Getty oil dynasty whose tragedies — mutilation by kidnappers in the early 1970s and an incapacitating, drug-induced stroke in the 1980s — brought into high relief the dysfunctional relations that beset his...
| Dec 13, 2010
Tired of the same holiday traditions? Is the neighbor's decoration aesthetic too Barnum & Bailey? Had it with the drunken Dec. 31 frat scene on the Las Vegas Strip? We took a gander across the West and came away with some dollar-wise travel that packs...