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  • Robert A. Dressler, former mayor, Fort Lauderdale; moderator, The Fort Lauderdale Forum

    Robert A. Dressler, former mayor, Fort Lauderdale; moderator, The Fort Lauderdale Forum
    Last week: Once again, the news was dominated by Syria, but Russian President Putin's proposal to involve the United Nations has offered a peaceful alternative to a U.S. military attack. Meanwhile, the Syria issue has backlogged all the vital domestic...
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • Vatican cleric, two others arrested for alleged corruption

    ROME -- A senior accountant in the Vatican’s finance department, an Italian intelligence agent and a banker were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to smuggle the equivalent of $26 million into Italy in a private jet as part of a tax-dodging...
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
  • Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

    Corrections officer pleads not guilty to racketeering charges
    Vivian Matthews, one of 13 corrections officers accused of working with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Baltimore jail, pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges Friday. Matthews, who is on...
  • Video/Q&A: 'A Haunted House' star/co-writer Marlon Wayans

    Video/Q&A: 'A Haunted House' star/co-writer Marlon Wayans
    Within the first three minutes of our conversation, Marlon Wayans mocks my shoes, imagines an ethnically diverse array of naked women surrounding him, describes the peaceful way to strangle a cow and his plan to delay sitting on the toilet in order to...
  • Leader of Dead Man Inc. gang renounces group at sentencing

    Leader of Dead Man Inc. gang renounces group at sentencing
    As a federal judge handed down a sentence that will virtually ensure Perry Roark spends the rest of his life behind bars, the founder of Maryland's largest home-grown prison gang renounced his association with the group. Roark, a hulking man known as...
  • 'Gangster Squad' review: Soft-boiled

    'Gangster Squad' review: Soft-boiled
    *1/2 (out of four) This true story of morally questionable, mid-20th century L.A. cops and their efforts to rid the city of organized crime and corruption contains so much intrigue, it’s a wonder no one’s done it before. Oops, they have....
  • 'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★

    'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★
    A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
  • Movie gangsters so bad they're good

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good
    One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Jan. 13, 2012

    now playing "Django Unchained" (R). A slave turned bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:50, 4:20, 7:50 p.m.) "Gangster Squad"...