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Astoria Characters: The Champion of Comic Books

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.26.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At the last stop on the N and Q lines, at the end of a short tunnel, there's a circular dime-shiny sign that -- Bam! Pow! Zap! -- punches right through the grey gloom of the subway station.

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 06.04.2016 | 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 i...

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 ...

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.