| Jun 7, 2009
For almost as long as theres been rock n roll, Los Angeles has been a city at the center of its history and mythologya town in which legends are made, burned, rebuilt, merchandised, forgotten. The city has had its fair share of native rock talent and...
| Mar 18, 2010
| 8:43 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2009
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...
| Apr 13, 2009
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...
| Apr 30, 2009
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 2:23 PM
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.
| Dec 13, 2009
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 9:14 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2009
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...
| Aug 4, 2009
| 1:04 PM
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...