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Mobster Implicated in 'Goodfellas' Heist Going to Prison for Road Rage

After being acquitted of murder and theft, 82-year-old Vincent Asaro was given an eight-year prison sentence for setting fire to the car of a driver who cut him off.
Lauren Messman
Remembering Things

A Reflection on Very Famous Actor Joe Pesci's Very Terrible 90s Rap Single

With lyrics like "A made man, fact like my ass is fat, Sipping on Tequila with a straw hat," the song "Wise Guy" contains multitudes.
Ryan Bassil
Presented By Vinyl

How Martin Scorsese Used Rock and Punk Music Throughout His Career

'Mean Streets,' 'Raging Bull,' 'Goodfellas,' 'Casino,' and more demonstrate how Scorsese creates mood with specific music.
Alex Godfrey

​The Mobster Charged with the ‘Goodfellas’ Heist Was Found Not Guilty

"Even John Gotti didn't get this much attention," 80-year-old Vincent Asaro joked after being acquitted of all charges.
John Surico

​Prosecutors Served Up Their Smoking Gun in the 'Goodfellas' Trial Today

"That fucking Jimmy kept everything," 80-year-old mobster VIncent Asaro says on a wire played in Brooklyn federal court Thursday, apparently referring to the gangster played by Robert De Niro in the Scorsese flick.
John Surico

Here's What We Heard on the Wire Recordings Played at the 'Goodfellas' Trial Today

For nearly five hours on Wednesday, a jury in Brooklyn listened in to what life is like in the modern American Mafia.
John Surico

The 80-Year-Old Mobster Charged with the 'Goodfellas' Heist Got Ratted on by His Cousin Today

"I was separating gold chains and watches and the diamonds and emeralds and rubies," Gaspare Valenti told the court of the spoils.
John Surico

​An Old Mobster Is Now on Trial for the Massive Airport Heist from ‘Goodfellas’

Vincent Asaro, an 80-year-old said to be a longtime member of the Bonanno crime family, is in court for his alleged role in the 1978 Lufthansa heist, which at the time was the largest cash theft in US history.
John Surico

What Happened to the American Mafia?

The FBI says that the mob is still an existential criminal threat in America. We asked some former Gambino family soldiers and two La Cosa Nostra experts if that's really the case in 2015.
Seth Ferranti
VICE vs Video games

When Hollywood Invades Video Games

There was a time when A-listers in a video game got players hyped, but these days we need to know that they mean it before parting with our cash.
Andy Kelly
VICE vs Video games

They May Look Great, But Video Games Can Never be 'Cinematic'

Today's big-budget video games look and sound great, but "cinematic" is something that they're not.
Ed Smith

The Mob Delusion: A Life According to 'Goodfellas'

I spent my high school years working at an Italian market that I thought was something out of "Goodfellas." And then I realized the mob life was never really for me.
Alex J. Mann