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Al Capone’s Brother May Have Invented Date Labels For Milk

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 12.29.2016 | Green

Mobsters aren’t often associated with food safety ― or safety of any kind, really. But according to one tale, a notorious gangsters may have tried...

AMC's Making of the Mob: Chicago Suggests Maybe Al Capone Was, Y'Know, Misunderstood

David Hinckley | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

AMC's Making of the Mob: Chicago gives us a kinder, gentler Al Capone. At least for a while. Bet you weren't expecting that. The eight-part ser...

Silence Is Golden

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.20.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

At long last there is gun related news that does not implicate the second amendment.

Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him: A Talk With T.J. English

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.21.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"I have a feeling Black Mass will be very different. It's based on the first non-fiction book written about this saga. It proclaims itself to be based on a true story, so I'm sure a lot more research has gone into making it as accurate as possible."

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker -- Documentary Film

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Of course when William Gazecki's documentary, The Outrageous Sophie Tucker came out, I had to see it. As a girl, Sophie comes over from Russia in steerage. She's plain, fat, and has to slave in her parents' luncheonette in Hartford Connecticut. She has a baby at nineteen, runs off, leaving the boy with her sister, and becomes a star?!

Al Capone in the City of Brotherly Love

Lori Needleman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Travel
Lori Needleman

Eastern State Penitentiary was once considered the most notable and expensive prison during its heyday and a model for over 300 other prisons throughout Asia, Europe and South America. Today, this National Historic Landmark remains in ruins as a museum in the City of Brotherly Love.

Who Died And Who Lived On The 'Boardwalk Empire' Finale

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment

We've spent five seasons in the Atlantic City crime world, following Steve Buscemi's Nucky Thompson and his gangster endeavors. The HBO series finally...

LOOK: Newly Released Documents Give Boozy Insight Into Prohibition Era

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

Warning: some of these images may be disturbing to those who love beer. In newly released documents and photos obtained by and Newspap...

St. Pierre, a Tiny Pin Point of France and Al Capone's Prohibition Haunt: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 10

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Back in the halcyon days of old, New France -- France's North American Empire -- covered 3,088,817 square miles, only 550,000 or so less than today's ...

The Shape Of Your Face May Affect How Much Money You Make

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business

Let's face it, being pretty pays. While most people are aware of the correlation between good looks and success in life, new research has found that m...

Oscar React: The Real 'Wolfs of Wall Street' Are Still Roaming Free

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

To the extent that the movie implies that this relatively small time hustler was Wall Street's biggest, worst, most notorious or even a representative wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese are howling up the wrong tree.

7 Days in Late December: Turning Points

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 04.12.2014 | Chicago
Gabriel James Bump

Morgan Park leads by two at halftime, 25-23. Morgan Park is a second-half team. You expect either Kain, or Josh, to take over and put the championship away. You expect Morgan Park to become the fifth school to repeat at the Holiday Tournament.

Al Capone's Warm-Weather Hideaway Back On The Market. Again.

Posted 02.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

What's going on with this gangster's paradise? Al Capone’s stunning former Miami Beach mansion is back on the market for the second time in less...

They Should Name A Building For Him

Max Allan Collins | Posted 03.25.2014 | DC
Max Allan Collins

Recently U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed naming the Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Eliot Ness, leader of the famed "Untouchables."

Seven Days in Late December: Ghosts of Hillside

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 03.22.2014 | Chicago
Gabriel James Bump

Shoot westward out of Chicago on I-290 and you'll hit Hillside in under 30 minutes. After the expressway, it's only a short drive to Mount Carmel Ceme...

Taking a Page From Eliot Ness to Fight Wildlife Trafficking's New Al Capones

David Wilkie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

We have credible evidence that where national park rangers and community ecoguards are out patrolling, and risking their lives doing so, elephants have a much greater chance of escaping the poacher's bullet, axe and chainsaw.

David Lohr

Sheriff Swaps Capone-Era Tommy Guns For AR-15s | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Faced with the expense of rearming his deputies with new weapons, a North Carolina sheriff managed to turn two dusty old vault finds into dozens of br...

Bada Bing! Charlie Crist Hurls Al Capone Dig At Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

Two weeks after announcing his candidacy for Florida governor, Democrat Charlie Crist is ramping up his attacks on incumbent Rick Scott (R). The lates...

WATCH: Blackbeard Versus Al Capone Rap Battle

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Weird News

WARNING: Video contains strong language and may not be suitable for all viewers. The last time we checked in on Epic Rap Battles of History, they b...

David Lohr

The 10 Most Notorious Criminals In American History | David Lohr | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

Violence and crime stain the pages of U.S. history, and sadly, they're all but certain to be part of our future. Still, the criminal mind fascinate...

PHOTOS: Mansion Where Gangster Lived And Died Sold

Posted 06.14.2013 | Miami

The house where infamous Valentine's Day Massacre gangster Al Capone died of syphilis in 1947 recently sold for $7,431,750, according the The Jills re...

Al Capone's Family Getting Their Own Chicago-Based Reality Show

Posted 04.10.2013 | Chicago

A reality show about mobsters, Al Capone lore, a "lasagna-loving" family and more Italian stereotypes than you can shake a (bread) stick at — all se...

Valentine's Day at the Heartland Institute

Mark Boslough | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Mark Boslough

Scientists have long known that the Heartland Institute is a fake science organization. Now we have the documentation to prove it. It's not a think tank. It's a fake tank. Thanks for the Valentine, Heartland!

PHOTOS: Happy Repeal Day! The Prohibition Era In Chicago

Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago

Wednesday is Dec. 5, a truly significant date in American history. No, we're not talking about Johnny Rzeznik's birthday here. We're talking about Rep...

The 10 Richest Drug Dealers Ever

Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

Who are the richest drug dealers of all time? Celebrity Net Worth has the answer. On Tuesday, the money-minded blog posted a list of the top 20 mos...