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Unmade Mannew

The South Philly mob has faded away, but it still casts a long shadow — just ask George Martorano.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  10-27-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Gone Daddy Gone: The End of Big Daddy'snew

An eccentric New Orleans Bourbon Street landmark shuts its doors after 40 years of the daily bump and grind.
Gambit  |  Alison Fensterstock  |  12-16-2008  |  Business & Labor

'Havana Nocturne' Looks at Gambling, Guns and Sex in Pre-Castro Cubanew

The pre-Castro days of the late 1940s and the 1950s were the era when the Mafia ran the most successful string of big-buck casinos, posh hotels and spectacular nightclubs ever seen in this hemisphere -- and paid Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista nearly $10 million (in today's money) per week to ensure that their good thing was "protected."
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  08-27-2008  |  Nonfiction

Dennis N. Griffin Sets the Record Straight on the Vegas Mobnew

From his consulting on the Vegas Mob Tour by bus here in town, to the speaking engagements he conducts showing scenes from the film Casino and setting the record straight, Griffin wants you to know the real story about the mob in Vegas.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Danny Axelrod  |  05-16-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Still On the Waterfrontnew

Dockworkers fight to take back a mob-infested union.
The Village Voice  |  Tom Robbins  |  06-28-2006  |  Business & Labor

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society Means Business��

Guitar-slingin' hellraiser Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society brings the trad-metal on their new album.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  10-13-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Kennedy vs. Cuomo: Reviving Old Ethnic Rivalriesnew

If Robert Kennedy Jr. runs against Andrew Cuomo Jr. in the Democratic primary for New York State Attorney General, he will do so armed with revenge instincts based on century-old ethnic hatred.
New York Press  |  C.J. Sullivan  |  01-27-2005  |  Politics

The Big, Bad Michael Chertoffnew

Michael Chertoff, President Bush's new pick for Homeland Security chief, makes the outgoing Tom Ridge look like a cream puff. He gives no quarter. There is no mercy. The Constitution? Forget it.
The Village Voice  |  James Ridgeway and Nicole Duarte  |  01-13-2005  |  Politics

Blood Brothers: Kilbanes Get Sentenced for an Old Crimenew

Nearly three decades ago, brothers Martin and Owen Kilbane were sentenced for their role in the death of a judge's wife. When their chance to be paroled drew near, they found themselves charged with a new crime: the murder of a pimp 36 years ago.
Cleveland Scene  |  Thomas Francis  |  09-07-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Prejudice Led to Attack on Sikhs in Queensnew

"Give me my curtain," men leaving a christening party taunted two turbaned Sikh men before beating them, one of the victims says. Five men have been arrested and charged with assault.
Long Island Press  |  Lauren Wolfe  |  08-03-2004  |  Crime & Justice

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