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Mob-Related Conspiracy Theories Are a Window into America's Scam-Obsessed Soul

Anthony Comello – alleged shooter of Gambino boss Frank Cali – flashing what looked like a QAnon symbol in court was part of a larger obsession.
Alex Norcia
5 hours ago
true crime

The American Mafia Has Become an Unhinged Reality Show

The link between the killing of a Gambino mob boss and an apparently MAGA-loving QAnon suspect is part of a descent into postmodern chaos.
Alex Norcia
a day ago
true crime

The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder

The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
Seth Ferranti
2 days ago
true crime

The Story of That Gambino Mob Boss's Killing Just Got a Lot Weirder

On Saturday, police in New Jersey arrested Anthony Comello, a 24-year-old who lives with his parents and might have had a thing for Frank Cali's niece.
Alex Norcia
3 days ago
true crime

The Affluenza Murder Case That Shocked America 100 Years Ago

The concept that helped Ethan Couch didn't exist yet, but the fact of two justice systems – and some Puritan morality – made for a wild end to a brutal murder case.
Seth Ferranti
3.15.19
true crime

Everything We Know About the Gambino Mob Boss Who Just Got Whacked

It's been decades since a mob leader was gunned down in New York City.
Alex Norcia
3.14.19
Late Capitalism

The College Bribery Scam Reveals How Rich People Use 'Charity' to Cheat

Anand Giridharadas explains how alleged payoffs to test takers and athletic coaches are part of a larger ecosystem of elite hypocrisy.
Ankita Rao
3.13.19
true crime

'Crime Monthly' Magazine Reveals Our Crime Porn Obsession for What It Is

We read the new glossy murder mag.
Hannah Ewens
3.8.19
true crime

Martin Shkreli Seems to Be Running His Company from Prison with an Illegal Phone

Looks like Pharma Bro somehow just screwed himself over – again.
Allie Conti
3.8.19
true crime

This California Airport Bomber Was a Godfather of 'Lone Wolf' Terrorism

The "Alphabet Bomber" attacked LAX, manipulated the media, and set the stage for decades of fear and far-right attacks.
Seth Ferranti
3.5.19
true crime

The Woman Who Plotted a Valentine's Mass Murder Shares How the Internet Radicalised Her

How a violent Tumblr meme sparked an online romance that almost ended with the worst mass killing in Canadian history.
Mack Lamoureux
2.22.19
Film

'Abducted in Plain Sight' Is the Craziest True Crime Documentary on Netflix

The film documents a tragedy so incomprehensible, audiences don't know how to react.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
2.4.19
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