The heirs of Jewish mob legend Meyer Lansky want compensation for his nationalized hotel, the Riviera, the seaside home to one of the last casinos built in swinging Havana of the 1950s.
Oscar Goodman’s a mob lawyer who defended Meyer Lansky and went on to win two terms as Las Vegas mayor. What better guy to be Sin City’s spokesman?
Zachary Lazar’s new novel about Meyer Lansky searches for ties between past and present. In the process, it asks us questions about journalism, identity and ourselves.
A new Las Vegas museum spotlights the mob. There are some gory shots, but it mostly treats organized crime as an immigrant shortcut to the American Dream.
Brett Ratner not only provides material for a good story, he even writes the headlines. “Your headline should be: ‘Yeshiva Prepared Ratner To Be Director,’” he said during a phone interview with The Arty Semite.