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  • 'Narcoland' delves into Mexico's drug corruption

    After 10 years of death-dealing, scorched-earth cartel warfare and twice the total body count of U.S. forces in Vietnam, it's high time an American audience found out just what is happening down south of the Rio Grande. No single recent work on the...
  • Review: In 'All Is Bright,' good actors decorate a scraggly Christmas tale

    "All is Bright" — "All Is Bright" is a bit of holiday melancholy masquerading as black comedy. Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Sally Hawkins star in this sweet, sad tale of thieves and other lost causes tangled up in a Brooklyn Christmas tree lot one...
  • Bus plunges into ravine west of Mexico City; at least 12 killed

    MEXICO CITY -- At least 12 people were killed and many more injured Friday morning when a passenger bus overturned on a highway west of the Mexican capital, according to government and media reports. The accident occurred on a highway linking the Mexico...
  • War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate

    War, poverty, repression: Why so many Africans risk their lives to migrate
    Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as "shameful" evidence of human indifference to those in despair. President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of...
  • Mipcom: Beta Inks 'Gomorrah' Deals

    CANNES -- Beta Film has inked a number of deals on crime skein "Gomorrah" on the eve of its launch at TV mart Mipcom. The Sky Italia series has been picked up by Sky Germany, HBO Nordic in Scandinavia and HBO Latin America. Arrow Film acquired the...
  • 2 years for ex-federal officer who smuggled cigarettes into jail

    2 years for ex-federal officer who smuggled cigarettes into jail
    Tony Henderson would park his older Mercedes-Benz in a public garage near the downtown federal jail where he worked and leave a back window cracked open a few inches. Federal authorities allege it was all part of a sophisticated bribery scheme devised...
  • M.I.A. x Versus Versace collection plays into twisted logo trend

    M.I.A. x Versus Versace collection plays into twisted logo trend
    Cheap is becoming chic in a different way. British pop star M.I.A.'s upcoming capsule collection for Versus Versace brings street style's current love of twisting designer logos and prints to a high fashion brand. For this 19-piece collection, which...
  • Boehner confuses extortion with democracy

    House Speaker John Boehner insists all that's needed to reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt ceiling (to prevent default and disaster) is for the majority party to sit down and negotiate with him. Let's be clear: negotiation is a necessary...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire's' Capone is ... a family man?

    'Boardwalk Empire's' Capone is ... a family man?
    Al Capone, arguably the most famous gangster ever, has grown into a mythic figure, a sort of cigar-chomping, fedora-wearing, machine gun-wielding, vicious, ruthless monster. To Deirdre Marie Capone, he was simply Uncle Al. Technically, her granduncle,...
  • Anchor Bay Inks U.K. Deal with Richwater

    LONDON -- Anchor Bay Entertainment UK, the British arm of the Starz-owned, Beverly Hills-based distribution company, has inked a co-production pact with Jonathan Sothcott's London-based indie Richwater Films. The partners will develop, finance and...
  • Review: "Boardwalk Empire" Season 3

    Review: "Boardwalk Empire" Season 3
    The third season of "Boardwalk Empire" achieved such operatic highs -- and featured such an assortment of twisting alliances, along with a truly menacing villain -- that the slow start to the current campaign is perhaps to be forgiven. Granted, there's...