Meet Lucky Luciano, The Real-Life Godfather Of American Organized Crime
Charles "Lucky" Luciano organized the many warring factions of New York City's underground into five crime families — and put himself at the helm of it all.
Meet Caesarion, Caesar And Cleopatra’s Love Child Who Never Stood A Chance
A co-king by age three, Caesarion's solo reign over Egypt lasted mere days before his adoptive brother had him killed.
Judas May Never Have Betrayed Jesus. In Fact, We Don’t Even Know He Really Existed
Who was the real Judas Iscariot: traitor or faithful disciple? From the writings of St. Paul to the long-lost Gospel of Judas, here are the myths, lies, and historical realities of the true Judas.
Meet Pupetta Maresca, The Beauty Queen And Mob Wife Who Shot Her Husband’s Killer In Cold Blood
While in prison for avenging her husband in broad daylight, Pupetta Maresca transformed into a sort of Godmother. By the time she was released, she became a full-fledged criminal queen.
Meet Tony Spilotro, The Ruthless Mobster That The Mafia Couldn’t Control
Tony Spilotro inspired Joe Pesci's villain in the movie Casino, but the real man was far worse than the movie let on.
Sam Giancana: Chicago Godfather, CIA Collaborator, And The Man Who May Have Put JFK In The White House
Mafia boss Sam Giancana aided a CIA plot to kill Fidel Castro, allegedly helped assassinate JFK, and may have been with Marilyn Monroe on her last night alive.
Meet Princess Michael Of Kent: The British Royal Family’s Nazi Connection
The daughter of an SS official, Princess Michael of Kent has continually embarrassed the British Royal Family with racist comments and gestures.
The Amazons Were More Than A Myth: Archaeological And Written Evidence For The Ancient Warrior Women
The Amazons frequently pop up in Greek mythology. But unlike the demi-god Hercules, they were probably real.
Meet Joe Valachi: The First Mobster To Expose The Mafia’s Darkest Secrets
The Mafia had operated with near-immunity until Joe Valachi spilled his guts to the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Justice Department, the FBI, and on a radio broadcast.
Meet Veleda: The German Priestess Who Made The Romans Tremble
Not only did Veleda prophesy her people's victory against Rome, she was also worshipped as a goddess.
Arnold Rothstein: King Gambler, Bootlegger, First Modern Drug Lord, Fixer Of 1919 World Series
Jewish gangster Arnold "the Brain" Rothstein built a criminal empire based on drug and alcohol trafficking before meeting a tragic — and surprisingly ironic — end.