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Review: Carlos

These days, instead of The Godfather and Scarface , we have Che.
Are terrorists replacing gangsters in the movies?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 29, 2010

Review: Mafia II

Thanks to Goodfellas , The Sopranos , and, oh yeah, The Godfather , the life of a wiseguy has been pretty well deromanticized in popular culture. Credit Mafia II , then, with the difficult task of deconstructing the genre even farther.
Just when you think you're in, Mafia II pushes you back out
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 10, 2010

Scenes from the Plaza Classic Film Festival

Boston's Alloy Orchestra scores Metropolis EL PASO, TEXAS - It's the West Texas city that Whole Foods forgot, though the chain started up in Austin....
By Gerald Peary  |  August 24, 2010

Strange brew

Abe Vigoda (the band) celebrated the 89th birthday of Abe Vigoda (the man) by staying up till 5 am.
Abe Vigoda are smart enough to stay weird
By REYAN ALI  |  April 02, 2010

Interview: Tamler Sommers

One of the most enjoyable by-products of lit mag the Believer ’s many long, unconventional interviews has been the collection A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain , by 39-year-old University of Houston philosophy professor Tamler Sommers.
Philosophically speaking
By JON GARELICK  |  March 26, 2010

Navigating W.C. minefields and other dinnertime hangups

I recently went out to dinner with a woman. This is the first time we had seen each other alone in a strictly social setting ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 19, 2010


Prince of darkness

Gordon Willis, the master cinematographer to whom the Harvard Film Archive pays tribute in a seven-film retrospective beginning this Friday,
Gordon Willis at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 20, 2009

Scholarship gigs

When in 1999 Björn Wennås moved from Sweden to Boston to study jazz guitar, he hardly imagined that he'd one day be playing in an ensemble that specializes in Italian folk music of the 12th to 19th centuries.
Newpoli and Steven Bernstein do their homework
By JON GARELICK  |  July 24, 2009

GTA goes Gotti

Last year, when EA announced a video game based on The Godfather , I wanted to give Sonny a fighting chance at the toll booth.
The Godfather takes the cannoli
By BILL JENSEN  |  March 25, 2006