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

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


Meyer and Sid

The great NFL quarterback Sid Luckman had a secret: his father’s ties to the Jewish mob


The Black Cohens

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


Chai? Chai Not?

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


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


Ebb Tide in the Golden Country

All is not as it was for Jews in America

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