My Meeting With Mark Jacobson In New York

I recently had a meeting with Mark Jacobson, a writer and journalist who lives in Brooklyn.


Mark is best known for his investigation of the not-so-pretty side of city life in America as well as life outside the cities, and for his unique and ingenious view of popular culture. Mark writes for New York Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Village Voice, National Geographic, Natural History Magazine, Men’s Journal and other large-scale publications.

Mark has written a few articles on crime gangs. In the year 2000, he wrote a short biography on Frank Lucas, “the biggest heroin kingpin in history,” which later went on to become the basis for Ridley Scott’s American Gangster starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crow.

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