Organized Crime

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Holy Wave at Mango's, 11/17/2013

    Holy Wave, Lochness Mobsters, Infinite Apaches Mango's November 17, 2013 Under threat of another Monday, sometimes nothing prepares you for the start of another work week like a thorough squeegeeing of the old third eye. It was already difficult to shake the feeling that I was tripping on Sunday af ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2012

    Country Club Sopranos

    American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won’t notice.

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Morris "Big Boy" Jones: Luck Runs Out for (Alleged) Westside Fence

    According to court records, police already had Morris "Big Boy" Jones over a barrel when they rolled up outside his Katy home. A criminal complaint shows they had already seized more than $30,000 worth of stolen Palais Royal threads from his storefront way out Clay Road. And when police went to visi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Three Generations of Crack Sellers Under One Roof

    HCSOSheila Sowell: a family affair​Apparently family togetherness, when it comes to crime, is not limited to adult-diaper scamsters. The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced this afternoon that they had busted a family of six for selling crack from their home on the northeast side of town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Rock Stars' Troublesome Family and Friends

    ​Wednesday, the NAACP released an extensive, in-depth study of the main six groups which provide the lion's share of support for the infamous Tea Party movement, and the results of their study are not encouraging. It chronicles a great deal of cross-pollination between Tea Party and white supr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    How Not To Pass A Forged Check

    Photo courtesy Angelina County JailMarcus Tyrone Bolt: Plot is foiled​While we are no experts on the subject, we'd bet it was safe to say that if you are trying to pass a forged check, you probably want to move quick, but not too quick, and not attract attention to yourself. You just want everyt ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2010


    Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital

  • Music

    July 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Edwin James Johnson: Legend Of The Port Arthur Pimp Game

    Don't go getting any ideas. That phone number is no longer in service​As the hometown of late Texas rap legend Pimp C., you'd expect the pimp game in Port Arthur to be pretty damn strong. Innovative, even. If the case of Edwin James Johnson is any indication, you would not be disappointed.Accordin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    The moral of the story is: Never play cards with mobsters

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Remember Crime Boss' All In The Game?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email Crime Boss All In the Game (Suave House, 1995) ​Crime Boss was Suave House Records' most vin ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    The Killer of His Daughter's Mother

    A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Me, the Mob, and the Music by Tommy James with Martin Fitzpatrick

    ​Talk about a Cinderella story. At 17 years old, Tommy James of Michigan was a high-school senior, already married with a baby, working in a record store, and failing miserably to get his band, The Shondells, off the ground after a recording a single. Two years later, a Pittsburgh club promote ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010

    Ally Carter: Heist Society

    This much fun should be a crime

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Game Time: The 10 Greatest Sopranos Episodes Of All Time

    ​The Sopranos is the greatest television show of all time. I know that sentence right there will be enough to start plenty of discussion, tweets, and emails, both in support of and in disagreement with that statement.It's funny, with sports expansion breeds mediocrity. The more teams that get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    The Office: Fundamentals

    In the wake of last week's wedding extravaganza, The Office got back to its roots this week in a great way, proving that this ensemble is so strong and the storytelling still so entertaining that it can produce a great episode with two of its key players out of the picture. Jim and Pam were on the ... More >>

  • Film

    March 12, 2009

    RegularFellas In Gomorrah

    The Average Giuseppes of organized crime

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    January 22, 2009

    Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

    UH President Dr. Renu Khator shares her favorite flick

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    I Have Seen the Devil, and His Name Is Big Mac Snack Wrap

    You know, F. Scott Fitzgerald was right about American lives having no second acts. I found that to be sadly true yesterday as I sat down at the McDonald's near the bus station off Main and jumped teeth first into an American tragedy. Somewhere in a cold and sterile boardroom at McDonald's headqu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    David Morrell

    Web exclusive!

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    October 9, 2008

    Stephen Hunter

    The fifth Bob Lee Swagger novel shoves it all in there

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    April 3, 2008

    First Film Thursdays at Dean’s: Austin FilmWorks

    Get a sneak peek at what Steve Mims has to offer

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Gang Lite?

    A new kind of gang in Texas and Houston promises protection but no lifelong commitment

  • Film

    October 5, 2006

    Bait and Switch

    A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment

  • Calendar

    August 17, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    June 29, 2006
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    May 18, 2006
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    October 17, 2002

    Pasta, Wine and a Fake Leg

    Wannabes can become mobsters for a night at The Soapranos

  • Film

    July 26, 2001

    Disorganized Crime

    A pair of Swingers gets whacked in the witless mob comedy Made

  • Film

    August 31, 2000


    Aging mobsters just want a warm place to sleep in The Crew

  • News

    July 1, 1999
  • Music

    May 28, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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    July 14, 1994

    The Gangs Among Us

    Asian crime is growing. Asian immigrants are its main target. And the HPD hasn't a clue what to do.