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  • The city of Palermo has long suffered under the rule of a criminal empire: the Sicilian Mafia, better known as the Cosa Nostra. Anti-mob group Addiopizzo reported in 2008 that the Mafia extorts more than $200 million annually from local...

  • In 1984, at the age of 23, an enterprising film critic named Leos Carax made Boy Meets Girl, a debut feature of extraordinary passion and vigor. It premiered in the International Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival, and it hit the...

  • In 1921, in Dresden, a teacher named A.S. Neill founded Summerhill, the world's first "free school" -- a radical private academy, fully democratic, in which the students decide what to study and together vote on the rules. Apparently its success...

  • 5 months ago | Film and TV

    Jauja Revered Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso returns after 2008's exquisite Liverpool with Jauja, his most astonishing film yet. While no less oblique than its predecessors, Jauja finds Alonso working for the first time with an international ...

  • Seventy-year-old artist and activist Lily Yeh, the subject of the documentary The Barefoot Artist, has a great deal of conviction in the therapeutic value of art. The Chinese-born landscape painter, we learn, travels the world to offer the...

  • In 1985, philanthropist Stan Brock founded Remote Area Medical, a charity intended, according to the title card that opens Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman's exceptional documentary, "to bring free medical care to inaccessible regions of the...