We Americans love stories about the Mafia, or at least movie versions of Italian crime organizations. Many of us admire Clemenza's mix of cold killer and adorable family man in The Godfather. You don't have to look any farther than the often quoted line, "Leave the gun; take the canoli." There's real denial of what it shows about Clemenza and most everyone else in the film.
Films made in Italy, like The Mafia Only Kills in Summer, have a different attitude toward the Mafia.
Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 10:27 am
During the 1970s the Louisiana neighborhood Pastor David Ned lived in was a rough one.
"I had a little dog, a little white German Shepherd, and I was living in an apartment," he said to Darius Clark Monroe during a visit to StoryCorps last fall. The two men met while Monroe was working on a documentary, Evolution of a Criminal, about a robbery he committed in his teens. Ned was a customer in the bank during the robbery.
Looking at the list of bands playing the Fort Collins Music eXperiment and feeling a bit, well, overwhelmed?
That's not surprising given the 250-plus acts, 24 venues, and 14 genres that make up the 2015 FoCoMX experience. Whether you're new to the festival or a longtime fan, it's easy to find yourself adrift in a sea of music. Here are five options to work into your FoCoMX experience, whether this is your first time or your fifth.
In May of 2014 there was an earthquake in Greeley. This rarely happens, and scientists quickly started monitoring the area. A few quakes later, regulators ended up shutting down a wastewater injection well that took water from nearby drilling operations.
Human-caused earthquakes are not new, but they've become more common, as oil and gas production has ramped up across the U.S., bringing wastewater disposal wells along with it. While most disposal wells don't cause earthquakes, the lubrication they cause can lead to tremors in unexpected places – like the one in Greeley.
A new publication [.pdf] and map produced by the U.S. Geological Survey shows just where that increase in activity is.