Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday in a radio interview addressed at length the heated exchange his brother Chris had with a man who called him “Fredo” — a reference to the film "The Godfather" he said was demeaning to people with Italian heritage. In the video, the CNN anchor says the label is an “aspersion” to Italians, a reference to a character fr...

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's profane confrontation with a conservative agitator who compared him to a character from "The Godfather" was the latest chapter in the Cuomo family's decades-long, public battle against Italian slurs and stereotypes. Cuomo, the CNN anchor, was captured in a video posted Monday showing him angrily threatening a provocateur wh...

Italian American New Yorkers weighed in Tuesday on Chris Cuomo’s claim that “Fredo” is an ethnic slur — and while they said it’s insulting, the agreement was that anyone who likens it to the N-word is stunad. “If anything, when we call somebody ‘Fredo’ it’s like [to say they’re] stupid,” said a worker at Bensonhurst bakery Villabate Alba, who gave...

Leave the gun, take a ride to the Patchogue Theatre. "The Godfather" is screening at the Patchogue Theatre on May 15 at 7 p.m. as part of the theatre's Classic Film Series. Tickets are on sale from $12 to $15 and can be purchased here.  The theatre's Classic Films Series is underway and includes other favorites like "Close Encounters of the Third K...

The Godfather, before it was an Academy-Award winning film, was a book. The crime novel, written by Mario Puzo, was released on March 10, 1969. The fictional account of Vito Corleone’s life is chronicled during a 10-year span starting in 1945. The book’s 50th anniversary has been a great opportunity for newspapers, magazines and websites — especial...

"Ritengo che gli italiani siano brave persone" ha affermato il regista Francis Ford Coppola in un'intervista rilasciata a Biagio Maimone per il quotidiano America Oggi, riferendosi alla problematica dell'immigrazione, dicendosi convinto che "prevarrà la benevolenza e la gentilezza degli italiani" nell'affrontarla. “L’America ha goduto di molti bene...

DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mario Puzo's "The Godfather." A new edition has just been released with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola and Puzo co-wrote the screenplays for...

In the late 1960s, Mario Puzo retreated to the basement nook that served as his office to work on a new book. The broom-closet-like space beneath his Long Island house had enough room for a desk, a typewriter and little more. The basement also held a pool table, and while Puzo typed away, his five children would come down and play loud games, forci...

Carmen Argenziano, an actor on Stargate SG-1, has died. He was 75. Argenziano’s rep confirmed his death to PEOPLE on Monday. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Event Horizon Talent announced the death of Argenziano, who worked as an actor for more than four decades. “It is with a heavy heart and more sadness than anyone can realize right now that I anno...

The Pickwick Film Classics series plans to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s film, “The Godfather II,” with special showings on the Pickwick’s new Megatheatre screen on Jan. 19 at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. Show times will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The evening show will include a 6:30 p.m. performance on the Wurlitzer orga...