Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Architecture of Vice: The Maceo Family of Galveston

Building Criminal Empires in Galveston, Texas In the Lone Star State, Texans have always prided themselves on their resourcefulness...

Charles Bowles, Detroit’s Worst Mayor Ever

Klan-Approved, Voter-Recalled How bad, really, can you be? America has had its fair share of terrible leaders, from...

Buried Treasure on Long Island

What Captain Kidd Left Behind Who doesn’t love a good pirate? Whether it’s Blackbeard with his smoking hair...

Butte: Montana’s Capital of Vice

And what on earth is a curbie? Brothels, bribes, and bagmen—throughout the 1960s, Butte, Montana, had it all....

Salacious Sacramentans

Celebrating California’s Capital City The state of California has long been known for its independent spirit...

Criminal Newspaper Headlines

The Creative Titles of Historic Crime Journalism So much of good crime writing, and good journalism generally, begins at...

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Bass Reeves: Legendary Deputy Marshal of Oklahoma

February is Black History Month, and Crime Capsule is proud to join the chorus of voices celebrating African-American history and culture. We've...

Surviving Parchman Farm: The Ordeal of 1965

The Mississippi State Penitentiary in Sunflower County—better known as Parchman Farm—has been much in the news lately. In late 2019, overcrowding, inhumane...

Did a Mysterious Witch Murder Pirate Sam Bellamy?

Golden-haired maiden. Radiant young mother. Seasoned jailbreaker. Feared outcast. Talented healer and sympathetic goodwife—and last but not least, murderous witch. In her years upon this...