Mark your calendars.
On Tuesday, September 16, author Alex Hortis will deliver a multimedia presentation on the Mafia's historic operation of many gay bars in New York City based on his recent book The Mob and the City which will "include a slide show of bars and queers, and video clips from old movies showing drag queens and gangsters in The Village." The event is part of the Second Tuesday Series at The Center on 208 West 13th Street in New York, NY, and begins at 6:30 pm.
And blogger Ed Scarpo who runs Cosa Nostra News has announced an open invitation to a breakfast on Saturday, September 20, in Totowa, NJ with Colombo-mobster-turned-Christian-evangelical Michael Franzese "to discuss the new movie about Michael's life and times in the Mafia, God the Father."
Hortis and Scarpo are among the freshest voices covering mob history, and offer new perspectives in their work which emphasizes facts from the historical record and primary sources over myths perpetuated by the entertainment industry and others with a white-washing agenda.
Further reading that may be of interest: