Frank Costello, Vito Genovese feud is focus of upcoming Mob movie

Mob movie veterans Robert De Niro and Nicholas Pileggi are teaming up again, this time for a drama about two…


Hollywood’s ‘Bugsy’ is entertaining but plays fast and loose with the facts

In the 1991 movie Bugsy, Warren Beatty, portraying mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, stands in the desert near Highway 91 south…


Assassination expert says Cubans encouraged Oswald to kill JFK

By 1964, two brothers secretly working for the FBI had been informing on the Communist Party for 10 years. One…


El Cortez, first luxury hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas, turns 80

In the late summer of 1939, John C. Grayson, casino manager of the Mt. Baker illegal gambling ship, was arrested…


Allen Glick, 1970s owner of Las Vegas casinos skimmed by Mob, has died

Allen R. Glick, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and California developer who insisted he knew nothing about skimming by Midwestern…


Wife of drug kingpin El Chapo pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Standing in a federal court dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and white face mask, the wife of imprisoned Mexican…


How Prohibition changed beer

For dedicated home brewers and beer snobs, the tale is familiar. Prohibition killed small and mid-sized breweries, and after repeal,…


Ten alternative products made by breweries during Prohibition

American businesses have become adept at producing alternative products during the global Covid-19 pandemic. Distilleries have been producing hand sanitizer…


Frank Cullotta, Chicago Outfit associate who led the Hole in the Wall Gang burglary ring in Las Vegas, has died

Frank Cullotta, leader of the infamous Hole in the Wall Gang burglary ring in Las Vegas, died early Thursday in…


Netflix’s ‘Fear City’ reveals how FBI, prosecutors built the Mafia Commission case

The Netflix documentary series Fear City: New York vs. the Mafia tells the story of the investigation and prosecution of…