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BOOK EXCERPT: Wild West Broadway: Busing, the Bulger Brothers, Kevin White, and the Boston Globe

In its charred aftermath, it's hard to imagine that school desegregation snuck up on Southie. But indeed it did.  
Excerpt from "Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss"
By DICK LEHR AND GERARD O'NEILL  |  March 15, 2013
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BOOK EXCERPT: Just Don't Clip Anyone: First days as an informant

Whitey had probably always intended to kill Tommy King, the brawler who had been his onetime counterpart and rival.
Excerpt from "Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster."
By KEVIN CULLEN AND SHELLEY MURPHY  |  March 15, 2013

At the trough

In another example of the wonderful money management skills of government everywhere in Rhode Island, it appears that when it comes to getting rid of a budget deficit, you do it by throwing money at lawyers.
Good money after bad; letter from London; road woes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Yakuza 4

At one point in Yakuza 4 , a grizzled old gangster gives some advice to an upstart.
Gangster’s paradise
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 15, 2011
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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
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Review: William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

“Bill” Kunstler was the flamboyant, contentious, proudly revolutionary lawyer for the Chicago Eight, a handsome man with an unruly mane of black-and-white that was as impressive and iconic as the head of hair on Susan Sontag.
What’s it like being the young daughters of this John Brown–like presence?
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 13, 2009


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My two Dads

For those still jonesing for The Sopranos , Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale (at the Colonial Theatre through April 5) may provide a somewhat sanitized fix.
Chazz Palminteri recycles A Bronx Tale
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009