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…


Anna Genovese’s life examined in ‘Mob Queens’ podcast, HBO series

Being married to violent Mafia boss Vito Genovese, according to wife Anna Genovese in a court filing, “endangered her health…


Big Mob trouble in the Big Easy

Organized crime’s influence in New Orleans is at the center of a legal drama airing on Showtime through January. Titled…


Re-edited ‘Godfather: Part III’ wins applause

Francis Ford Coppola’s re-edit of The Godfather: Part III is receiving praise from critics who say the changes have streamlined…


‘Goodfellas’ still going strong after 30 years

In the painting, a man with white hair and beard, his left hand steering an outboard motor, is piloting a…


Multiple podcast series put ‘Sopranos’ stars back in limelight

Sitting around in pajama pants, Robert Iler and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, friends who starred together on The Sopranos, decided to start…


Cocaine trafficking breeds violence in ZeroZeroZero

About 10 cartel assassins armed with AK-47s and grenade launchers stormed the deputy police chief’s house at 5 a.m., snuffed…


Who bombed Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal’s car?

Flames two or three inches high emerged from the defroster vent as he sat in his car with takeout food…


From shoe-leather reporter to Mob movie screenwriter, Nick Pileggi remembers it well

Author and screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi is enjoying a couple of major career milestones this year. Two groundbreaking Mob movies he…


Two popular TV series will highlight Midwest mobsters this spring

The Kansas City Mob is being featured in two popular crime series that will be kicking off new seasons this…