the mob

the mob

The Wild Story of the Real-Life Mobster Who Starred in ‘The Godfather’

Marlon Brando was Gianni Russo's only acting coach. Frank Sinatra was his only singing teacher. He's got tales.
Seth Ferranti
3.15.19
Munchies

How to Bartend When Your City Is Run by the Mob

I’d always joke to coworkers whenever a fight started, “Oh good! There’s wrestling on TV tonight.”
Dario D’Avino
1.17.19
the mob

How a Postal Inspector Brought the Mafia to Justice

The Black Hand or "Society of the Banana" terrorized new Italian immigrant communities in parts of the US by mail. The story of how a postal worker brought them down was almost lost forever.
Seth Ferranti
8.24.18
crime

Why We're Still So Obsessed with John Gotti

The legacy and legend of John Gotti comes to life again in the forthcoming A&E series 'Gotti: Godfather & Son.'
Seth Ferranti
5.8.18
crime

Mobster on House Arrest Is Back in Jail After Sneaking Out to Bakery, Pizzeria

John “Porky” Zancocchio was confined to his home after being charged with racketeering.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.26.18
News

Why Prosecutors Believe the Mafia Contributed to the Death Toll of Italy’s Earthquake

It may be a natural disaster, but the complex relationship between organized crime and the aftermath of earthquakes goes back decades.
Thomas Gane
9.13.16
Munchies

Italian Cops Busted a Mob Boss by Disguising Themselves as Pizza Delivery Guys

On Saturday night, Italian polizei dressed up as pizza delivery boys busted a boss in the infamous Camorra family in Naples, arresting him while dropping off some ‘za that he planned on enjoying while watching a soccer game.
Wyatt Marshall
4.18.16
Stuff

Infiltrating Drug Cartels Made Me Lose My Faith in Police and the State

Gianfranco Franciosi spent six years helping the Italian police catch international drug traffickers. Now he's broke and scared for his life.
Leonardo Bianchi
10.12.15
News

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
7.13.15
Epitaph For A Head

Psychedelic Drugs, A7, and That One Incredible EP: An Interview with Urban Waste

Johnny Waste from the classic, and now reunited, NYHC band Urban Waste talks about the early days of the band and NYHC.
Tony Rettman
2.12.15
Holy Shit

Here's Your First Look at Damaged City Festival 2015

Check out the lineup for the East Coast's most crucial all-ages hardcore punk festival.
Noisey Staff
12.8.14
Film

I Can't Stop Watching 'Casino' and Thinking About Its Clothes

Sharon Stone slinks on screen with her athletic sensuousness. She’s greedy, insecure, and aware of the power behind her sexuality, which knocks men senseless. When Ace (Robert De Niro) makes her his wife, he offers her everything he can imagine will...
Thessaly La Force
6.17.14