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Defending Al Capone

How the most notorious gangster of all time was railroaded in Philadelphia.


Al Capone, Bloodthirsty Mobster, Was Actually an Alright Dad

While Al Capone's criminal life has been written about endlessly, his personal life is still a mystery. A new book explores what the gangster was like beyond his profession.


The VICE Interview: Stephen Graham

"I was sat on the toilet, fire coming out of me backside and she held the bowl – that's how my wife expresses her love to me."


The Complex Role of Women in the Italian Mob

Female gangsters are subject to arcane rules, rigorous rituals, and unbreakable commitments.


How the Mob Gets Rich Off of Recessions

The Mafia has always profited from economic crisis. Recessions fill up the mob's coffers and boost its social standing. In fact crime is one of the few sectors of the economy that thrive in moments of financial decline.