Al Capone mugshot


Via Karen Abbott (author of Sin in the Second City and Smithsonian blogger), it's Al Capone's 114th birthday. It's also the 93rd anniversary of the 18th amendment, the best birthday gift Capone ever received. Here's footage of Capone on his way to jail:

Speaking of Capone, one of the most compelling pieces Chicago's ever run is Jonathan Eig's investigation into the motive behind the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.


Photograph: Wikimedia Commons