| 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...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Filmmaker Tim Burton, pictured, got the art-world seal of approval last night when he appeared at New York's Museum of Modern Art to help launch a career retrospective featuring his drawings, paintings, puppets and, of course, his films. The show......
| Jul 24, 2009
"This is a country of tall people," Dinh Luong frequently reminds his daughters, Van and Linny, the protagonists of Bich Minh Nguyen's first novel, "Short Girls," which follows her acclaimed memoir, "Stealing Buddha's Dinner." For the Luong family, height...
| Jul 22, 2009
Anyone invoking the world's great drinking cities has to place New Orleans pretty close to the top.
It's the birthplace of Peychaud's bitters and Southern Comfort, of the Sazerac and the Ramos gin fizz. And it has a long-standing absinthe legacy,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:05 PM
TV networks keep rolling out their holiday specials, films and episodes this week, so it's up to digital platforms to present non-holiday fare. Season 2 of "CH:OS:EN" and two season of "Aim High" debut on Crackle, while Netflix presents Season 2 of...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Dwyane Wade has his impending television series, his semi-autobiographic look at basketball life as a single father.
Now, Miami Heat teammate LeBron James has trumped him, with a move to the big screen.
James confirmed before Thursday night's...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Ed Begley Jr. was one of the estimated 20 million Americans who overran streets, parks and universities during the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. His venue of choice was Pershing Square in Los Angeles.
That was also the year when he embarked on a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:32 AM
FXX gets its game face on tonight with the launch of new seasons of three hit shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and late-night talker Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which is going from weekly to nightly. It's Always Sunny in...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Dennis Farina, the character actor best remembered for "Get Shorty" and "Law & Order," is dead at age 69, a publicist announced.
He died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital, after suffering a blood clot in a lung, the actor's rep, Lori De...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:59 PM
We already knew the upcoming ninth season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" would air on a new network, FXX. Now we know the network will show new episodes on a new night, Wednesdays.
The 13-episode season of "Sunny" will begin at 9 p.m. CT Sept. 4,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM