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  • Harmonic Convergence

    Harmonic Convergence
    For almost as long as there’s been rock ’n’ roll, Los Angeles has been a city at the center of its history and mythol­ogy—a town in which legends are made, burned, rebuilt, merchandised, forgotten. The city has had its fair share of native rock talent and...
  • Review: A Prophet

    Amid the two most recent European imports that de-romanticized or played with the formulas of gangster films (Gomorrah and Il Divo, respectively), it’s almost a surprise to see a modern Mafia movie that restores the genre to the operatic gravity...
  • Cracking down on gangs

    Cracking down on gangs After tough laws and harsh jail terms, focus turns to discouraging new members Byline: By Jerome Burdi Staff Writer Staff Writer Jennifer Gollan contributed to this report. Gang violence killed fewer people in Palm Beach County...
  • What Mexico really needs from Obama

    What Mexico really needs from Obama
    President Obama should not focus exclusively on short-term military goals during his visit to Mexico this week. The violence there, which has taken the lives of 10,000 Mexicans over the last two years, must be stopped. But the helicopters, weapons...
  • May 22, 2009. 24-Hour Video Race in Dallas

    May 22, 2009. 24-Hour Video Race in Dallas
    Angelika Film Center - Dallas What can happen with a 24-hour burst of creativity? The 24-Hour Video Race strives to find the answer. The 8th Annual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film...
  • Jury in 'Junior' Gotti Case Deadlocked

    Jury in 'Junior' Gotti Case Deadlocked
    The jury at the racketeering trial of John "Junior" Gotti raised the specter of a fourth mistrial in the case, telling a judge Thursday that they were deadlocked on murder and other charges against the son of the infamous mob boss. "We are unable to...
  • 'Junior' Gotti Jury Signals Deadlock - Again

    'Junior' Gotti Jury Signals Deadlock - Again
    John "Junior" Gotti moved closer to another victory over federal prosecutors Tuesday when the jury in his fourth racketeering trial said for a second time that it could not reach a unanimous verdict on racketeering and murder-related charges. Gotti...
  • Disturbed Man Attacks Italian Prime Minister

    Disturbed Man Attacks Italian Prime Minister
    The embattled Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, was struck in the face by a mentally disturbed man Sunday at a campaign rally in Milan. According to authorities, the 73 year-old Berlusconi will stay in a hospital overnight for observation after...
  • March 5 - Author Robert Lombardo

    March 5 - Author Robert Lombardo
    This book examines the history of Black Hand crime in Chicago primarily from 1905 to 1920 and challenges the belief that the Black Hand was an extension of the Sicilian Mafia. A crude method of extorting money from primarily wealthy Italians, the Black...
  • Mayor Closes Motel to Keep Mongol Bikers Out of Town

    Mayor Closes Motel to Keep Mongol Bikers Out of Town
    LANCASTER -- City officials shut down a Mojave Desert motel to block a meeting of the notorious Mongols biker gang. The entrance to the Desert Inn motel has been surrounded by a chain-link fence Thursday. Hundreds of motorcyclists were planning to...
  • Social Games: The industry's new wild west

    Social Games: The industry's new wild west
    It all began the moment I joined Facebook. I was bitten by a vampire. And a zombie. Then I was invited to play "Scrabble." Now it's all " Mafia Wars" and "Farm Town." And it's not just Facebook. Sites like MySpace and even Twitter are fueling a burgeoning...