| Apr 19, 2009
Somewhere, in a prop warehouse owned by HBO, there is a big pile of guns. Dusty, unused, bewildered perhaps by their strange and sudden obsolescence, they can only wait and wonder why premium subscriber television, a business they created, built by God...
| Jul 18, 2008
Eric Guirado's beguiling "The Grocer's Son" is deceptively simple. Antoine (Nicolas Cazalé), a 30-year-old Paris waiter, suddenly finds himself back home in the village in Provence he fled a decade earlier. His gruff, demeaning father (Daniel Duval) has...
| Jul 28, 2008
August Kleinzahler gets into fights at poetry readings.
Once, in Ireland, he traded insults with a host he found verbose. At a reading in a New York bar, he told a noisy drunk to shut his trap. Fists flew after the guy made a crack about Kleinzahler's...
| Jul 6, 2007
Before Tony Soprano or Don Corleone or Tony Montana there was Lucky Luciano -- the real-life patriarch of modern organized crime.
Luciano was the Sicilian immigrant who rose to power in the Mafia in the U.S. in the 1920s and transformed it into a...
| Mar 7, 2008
Hold the poles! Is a Sopranos movie in the works?
The real-life manager of the strip club that fronted for the Bada Bing on HBO's "The Sopranos" thinks there might be. Satin Dolls manager Nick D'Urso says he's holding off on renovations to the strip club...
| Oct 19, 2009
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Attention, couples: If one of you has a secret drawer, sooner or later, your partner will break into it. Or at the very least, they will fantasize about breaking into it. We all have secrets and should probably be allowed......
| Oct 26, 2009
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It is surely one of the most unusual pitches in this year's gubernatorial elections -- a Tony Soprano-like figure defending New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent efforts to close the gun show loophole and warning Virginians not to get too......
| Mar 17, 2008
Las Vegas, a city forged on gambling, booze and flesh, has been strangely reluctant -- and perhaps a little nervous -- to make money off its mob roots. Until now.
On a recent drizzly night, a small, white Vegas Mob Tour bus rumbled past aging strip...
| Jan 28, 2004
Italian cooking isn't all about pasta. I know this intellectually. I know this from eating all over Italy. But when I go out to an Italian restaurant, it's hard, so hard, not to order pasta -- so I don't even try. At Valentino last week, I went straight...
| May 31, 2002
Legions of followers swear by his advice. His disciples include CEOs, celebrity agents, sports coaches and TV mob boss Tony Soprano. Hollywood has turned his how-to book into a movie, and fans on the Internet parse his every word.
Deepak Chopra? L. Ron...
| Jan 9, 2013
For once, Chicago has beaten New York in a competition that the Windy City had no desire to win. Chicago ended 2012 with more homicides than New York. No one cheers for that.
Chicago, with only a third of New York's population, ended 2012 with 506...