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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Pursuing The Mafia Into All 'Four Corners' Of Palermo

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Other Press

Drive on highway E90 out of the Sicilian town of Palermo towards the airport and you pass a tall, orange memorial on the highway dedicated to the anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone; he was killed by a massive bomb blast when traveling on that highway in 1992.

Falcone and his fellow judge Paolo Borsellino are perhaps the most famous of those gunned down by the Sicilian mafia during its brutal war with the Italian state in the 80s and 90s.

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Book Reviews
4:03 am
Fri October 24, 2014

'Rebellion' Charts A Tumultuous, Formative Century

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Thomas Dunne Books

The 17th century was one of the most radical periods in all of English history. It was an era of enormous change, upheaval, debate and extreme violence, which saw the evolution of the modern British state as we know it today.

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Movie Reviews
1:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Message From Documentary 'Citizenfour': Be Afraid (Of Surveillance)

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Movie Reviews
1:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:03 am

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Code Switch
1:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

Paul Wong (Harry Shum, Jr.) leads the Green Dragons, a young, Asian-American gang that trafficked Chinese immigrants into the U.S. with help from the so-called "Snake Head Mama" (Eugenia Yuan).
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Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:03 am

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