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Meyer Lansky

Cuba: A New Year's Present

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

January 1 marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of Battista's overthrow and is a holiday that can now be celebrated by Cubans and Americans alike.

The Real Johnny Ola: Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

Carole Cortland Russo, Jimmy and Flo Alo's niece who was raised by the couple, is finishing a biography about her uncle. Carole was Jimmy's constant companion in his later years, and cared for him until the end of his life.

Dinner With Lucky Luciano

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 09.19.2014 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

On March 30, 2014, my Aunt Sandi -- Sandra Lansky Lombardo -- celebrated the launch of her book, Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland, about her life as Meyer Lansky's youngest child, and only daughter.

The Many Faces of Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Meyer Lansky II

Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.

Top 10 Richest Gangsters Of All Time

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 11.02.2011 | Crime

Even though they say crime doesn’t pay, several rich gangsters prove otherwise. While most end up dead or in jail, a very lucky few get to spend ...

8 People Who Should Be More Famous Than The Most Overrated People In History

Mark Juddery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Juddery

Having knocked a few overrated people off their pedestals, it's now time to restore some balance by presenting a few underrated people. By the way, th...

Haiti and Cuba: Dodo Birds of a Feather

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Why is it so important to the great leaders of the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions that Obama's campaign message of joyous reconciliation be converted to an elegy of disillusionment?

Bernard Madoff Didn't Just Hurt Jews: He Was an Equal Opportunity Swindler

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Why should Jews be any more surprised that one of their own is less than honorable? Are we not subject to the same failings of other humans?