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Al & Me: More Than a Dog Day Afternoon

ilona saari | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
ilona saari

The word was out and I got a call from Marty Bregman's assistant. Al, now famous as Michael Corleone, Serpico, and many other roles wanted to produce and was looking for someone to develop scripts, and more or less take care of his office. Would I be interested? Why not?

A Latin Verb Corrupted Me

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Khalid Hanifi

One afternoon in early 1973, hearing what sounded like an auditorium full of laughter roaring out of my older sister Maryam's room, I invited myself...

Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases...

Al Pacino Played Frank Serpico Better Than Serpico Himself

AP | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — New York City police whistle-blower Frank Serpico says Al Pacino played him better than he did himself. Pacino played the detective ...

DA: No Crime to Throw Cop Whistle-Blower in Psych Ward

Len Levitt | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Neither the NYPD nor Jamaica Hospital committed a crime when they forcibly took whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft from his home and held him in the hospital's psych ward for three days against his will.

David Durk: Another Lost Whistle-Blower

Len Levitt | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

David Durk received in death what he felt he was denied in life: recognition.

Sidney Lumet: The Prince of New York City

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Sidney Lumet was a quintessential New Yorker -- street smart with a bleeding heart and a head full of immigrant, everyman voices.

Legendary Director Passes Away

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.09.2011 | Entertainment

Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86. The New York Times reported early Saturday that Lumet, a four time Oscar nominee, died of ...

Dan Maes Recounts Liberal, Kansas Police Days, Draws Parallels To 'Serpico'

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes says he felt like former New York cop Frank Serpico when he helped investigate an alleged...

Movie Review: Brooklyn's Finest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Once upon a time, movies like Brooklyn's Finest were part of the mainstream. Tough and sorrowful, they offered flawed heroes, usually cops with tarnished ideals.

Best Movies By Farr -- Celebrating Pacino and De Niro

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Ultimately, it's tough to call just who is the finer actor, or bigger star. Personally, I give the edge to De Niro.