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Review: The Sicilian Girl

Marco Amenta turns the true-life saga of a 17-year-old Italian girl who testified against the Mafia in a famous 1992 trial in Palermo into a fictionalized, conventional, fairly diverting melodrama.
Interesting true story, conventional fiction
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 24, 2010

Interview: Roberto Saviano

Roberto Saviano knew what his mission was a dozen or so years ago, when he was 16.
Fire and brimstone from Gomorrah 's author
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2009

Punisher: War Zone

As former commando turned Cosa Nostra terminator Frank Castle, Ray Stevenson is pretty much what you'd expect — all business.
Punishment level high
By TOM MEEK  |  December 11, 2008

A small, good thing

It's no surprise that Fred Frith, who's one of the world's leading improvising musicians and a wildly inventive composer, would form a group called Cosa Brava.
Fred Frith and Cosa Brava try songs for a change
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 09, 2008

Downsizing the Mob

The arrest of 17 people last week as part of "Operation Mobbed Up" — as well as the subsequent discovery in East Providence of human remains thought to be those of Joseph "Joe Onions" Scanlon — put front and center the bygone days of the Rhode Island Mo
State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty discusses the fade of OC in RI
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 26, 2008

Crossword: 'Make your own attack ad'

Visual effect to use when showing your opponent
. . . in five easy steps
By MATT JONES  |  May 31, 2006