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  • “Boardwalk Empire’s” Michael Stuhlbarg

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 17, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    “Boardwalk Empire,” the new HBO series, included in its Sept. 19 premiere a scene of five mob bosses gloating about the money to be made in illegal alcohol. The time is the onset of Prohibition in early 1920, the setting a lavish private dinner party at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlantic...

  • Meyer Lansky, hero and villain, back from the dead and live on stage

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When he died peacefully as a retired businessman in Miami on Jan. 15, 1983, the New York Times headlined the sizeable obituary, "Meyer Lansky dead at 81; Financial Wizard of Organized Crime."

    A few paragraphs down, an FBI agent, who had dogged Lansky for decades, expressed his...
  • Meyer: Hero or Anti-Hero?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "A Jewish friend of mine loves 'The Sopranos,'" Italian American actor Joe Bologna said with a groan. "I told him, 'How'd you like to see a show called "The Goldsteins" about white-collar criminals and the biggest shyster is Izzy Goldstein?"

    Bologna isn't about to play Izzy, but he...