Rich Cohen is the author of 11 books, most recently The Last Pirate of New York.
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A New York Romance

In an excerpt from the new history ‘The Last Pirate of New York,’ a son connects his father’s Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, to the original American gangsters who preceded them

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Meyer and Sid

The great NFL quarterback Sid Luckman, who would have turned 102 today, had a secret: his father’s ties to the Jewish mob

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The Black Cohens

The scattering of African-Americans named Cohen in the NFL is just the tip of a deeper American Cohen tale

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Chai? Chai Not?

How Elvis showed me the way to being Jewish and different but also American and the same

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How I Became a Man

As the Cubs clinch a playoff berth to defend their first title in more than 100 years, a baseball fan remembers the metaphysical horror of watching the North Side Chicago club lose in 1984

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Ebb Tide in the Golden Country

All is not as it was for Jews in America

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