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Meet Joe Valachi: The First Mobster To Expose The Mafia’s Darkest Secrets

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.
Arnold Rothstein: King Gambler, Bootlegger, First Modern Drug Lord, Fixer Of 1919 World Series

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.
Meet The Real-Life Godfather Of Organized Crime: Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano

Meet The Real-Life Godfather Of Organized Crime: Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano

Charles "Lucky" Luciano is credited with organizing the many warring factions of New York City's underground into five crime families — putting himself at the helm of it all.
Leroy Nicky Barnes: The Harlem Drug Kingpin Known As ‘Mr. Untouchable’

Leroy Nicky Barnes: The Harlem Drug Kingpin Known As ‘Mr. Untouchable’

Leroy "Nicky" Barnes sold so much heroin and evaded convictions for so long that he earned the nickname "Mr. Untouchable" and actually challenged the police to catch him.
Vincent Gigante: The “Insane” Mafioso Who Almost Outfoxed the Feds

Vincent Gigante: The “Insane” Mafioso Who Almost Outfoxed the Feds

Vincent "Chin" Gigante headed one of New York's biggest mafia families. But when the feds tried to catch him, he faked insanity to stay out of jail.
“The Falling Man”: Inside The 9/11 Photo So Gruesome Newspapers Could Only Publish It Once

“The Falling Man”: Inside The 9/11 Photo So Gruesome Newspapers Could Only Publish It Once

"The Falling Man" is one of the most iconic pictures from the September 11th terrorist attacks, but little is known about its tragic subject.
Meet Sid Vicious, Punk Rock’s Ultimate Bad Boy, Addict, And Possible Murderer

Meet Sid Vicious, Punk Rock’s Ultimate Bad Boy, Addict, And Possible Murderer

Sid Vicious was the infamously troubled bassist for the Sex Pistols. But was he really a killer?
44 Nostalgia-Inducing Photos Of The Golden Age Of ’80s Hip-Hop

44 Nostalgia-Inducing Photos Of The Golden Age Of ’80s Hip-Hop

Each generation of hip-hop fans has its preferences but it was '80s hip-hop that made the genre what we know today.
The Horrific Case Of Central Park Jogger Trisha Meili And The Conviction Of The Central Park Five

The Horrific Case Of Central Park Jogger Trisha Meili And The Conviction Of The Central Park Five

Five minority teenagers known as the Central Park Five were charged with the assault and rape of Trisha Meili and spent years behind bars. But here's what really happened.
Glamour, Gangsters, And Racism: 30 Photos Inside Harlem’s Infamous Cotton Club

Glamour, Gangsters, And Racism: 30 Photos Inside Harlem’s Infamous Cotton Club

The Cotton Club had a reputation for catapulting famous careers, but history has a way of glossing over the cabaret's social transgressions.
Robert Chambers: The Handsome, Coldblooded Murderer Aptly Named The “Preppy Killer”

Robert Chambers: The Handsome, Coldblooded Murderer Aptly Named The “Preppy Killer”

Robert Chambers, the "Preppy Killer," murdered 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in cold blood. And his run-ins with the law didn't end there.