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Meet Jake Marcionette, the Youngest New York Times-Bestselling Author

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Xaque Gruber

When he was twelve years old, Florida-based Jake Marcionette released his debut book, Just Jake, a loosely autobiographical, laugh-out-loud comedy adventure.

Investigating the West Coast Mafia

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Despite Michael's Tahoe compound, and the beautiful Fredo scene on the lake, I never thought of California, where I grew up, as mafia country. The mafia still seemed a world away and more at home on the crowded streets of Little Italy and the Corleone olive orchards. Turns out the mafia was closer to home than I could have ever imagined.

See Francis Ford Coppola's Notes For Famous 'Godfather' Scene

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment

Previously pinged around online circles in 2011 and now unearthed again by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, comes this page of Mario Puzo's famed nove...

Interview with Family Corleone Author, Ed Falco

Jeff Rivera | Posted 07.15.2012 | Books
Jeff Rivera

In my interview with the acclaimed author, Falco discuss his own internal battles with the violence in the book, his concerns about perpetuating stereotypes of Italian Americans and what it was like stepping into the footsteps of one of America's greatest storytellers, the late Mario Puzo.

There is Much Talk These Days

Mike Feder | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Mike Feder

Where is it written in our Constitution or Declaration of Independence that we're supposed to be "number one?"

I Remember Joe Heller -- Part 2

Susan Braudy | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Susan Braudy

As an artist, he dared to write the unthinkable: that it's totally insane to be 22 years old and to see another soldier's half-digested lunch spill in a bloody mess out of his flak jacket after he'd been pulverized by a bomb.

Long-Lost 'The Godfather' Prequel Revived

Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment

Perhaps the most acclaimed and notable set of films of the 20th century, "The Godfather" films told the story of the complicated machinations and dram...

Are The Best Crime Writers Prone To Violence?

Mulholland Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

My favorite crime novel, "The Hoods" by Harry Grey, was written by a man who was serving time for manslaughter in Sing Sing. While it is true one of t...

Blood on Junior's Hands as Gotti IV Opens With a Flourish

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The feds pulled out all stops last week as they began efforts to send John (Junior) Gotti to the same death sentence behind bars that they served up for his dad, the late John Gotti.

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

On His Birthday, Taking The Measure Of Brando

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Brando's filmography provides sufficient proof that the actor's own demons helped stall a career that in its hey-day (the mid-late fifties) seemed limitless in potential.