Posts Tagged: Mafia

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A bookstore in mafia-controlled Sicily refuses to stock a book by the son of a jailed mafia “boss of bosses,” Totò Riina. P.S.Bookshop, a used bookstore in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, is finally closing after a year-long struggle with higher rent. Arabic bookstores in Istanbul provide support networks for Syrian refugees.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #33: A Touch of Goth in Old New York’s Little Italy

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When your mother-in-law pushes aside Elizabeth Street, the acclaimed novel by Laurie Fabiano, and says “She didn’t get it right,” it’s time to pull up a chair and listen. Christina Randazzo tells great stories that span decades but her most compelling tales date back to her growing up in the 1940s in New York City’s […]

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