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Television

This Giant, In-Depth 'Sopranos' Retrospective Is Full of Secrets and Surprises

Twenty years after 'The Sopranos' premiered, two TV columnists from Tony Soprano's hometown newspaper have released an exhaustive tome that includes eight conversations with show creator David Chase.
Alex Norcia
1.10.19
crime

This Guy Infiltrated Hollywood for the Mob and Pulled Off a Major Scam

He was buds with Marilyn Monroe and (of course) involved in shady union extortion shit. Then he got whacked.
Seth Ferranti
11.12.18
true crime

Whitey Bulger's Real Life Was Crazier Than the Movies

The infamous Boston gangster and snitch was whacked on Tuesday in prison. His wanton brutality cast a long shadow.
Alex Norcia
10.31.18
true crime

This 'Snake' of a Mafia Boss Was First Accused of Murder At 17

He may have helped inspire 'West Side Story' and 'The Godfather', and he's been running things from prison since the 80s.
Seth Ferranti
8.22.18
true crime

I Was a Mob Enforcer and Somehow Got Out Alive

"It started out popping a few heads. Then you moved onto the heavy stuff."
Seth Ferranti
7.12.18
Organized Crime

Meet the Unconventional Mafia Boss Who Inspired 'Godfather' Don Corleone

Just like the movie legend, Frank Costello survived assassination and tried to steer his family toward respectability after a brutal past.
Seth Ferranti
6.19.18
true crime

Defending Al Capone

How the most notorious gangster of all time was railroaded in Philadelphia.
Marc Bookman
5.30.18
true crime

How Putin's Russia Became Mafia Heaven

Inside the long, strange story of organised crime taking over the former Soviet Union – and how Russia tamed it only to unleash it on the West.
Seth Ferranti
5.29.18
true crime

How a Bay of Pigs Survivor Became a Brutal Mobster

The mess of a CIA operation had horrific consequences for the organised crime scene back in the United States.
Seth Ferranti
3.19.18
true crime

A Guide to New Jersey's Most Colourful Real-Life Mobsters

OK, so some of them may have been caught on tape comparing themselves to 'The Sopranos'.
Seth Ferranti
11.29.17
crime

The Rise and Fall of the Last Canadian Godfather

The head of the Montreal Mafia commanded the greatest criminal empire in Canadian history.
Mack Lamoureux
10.7.17
crime

The Story of the First Mob Boss to Turn Rat

Ralph Natale worked his way near the top of American Mafia life when he became boss in Philadelphia. But after being betrayed by his own, he made real history by becoming a federal witness.
Seth Ferranti
3.15.17
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