Mark Jacobson is a writer and
journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his
explorations of the seamy side of urban life, both here and
abroad, and for his offbeat and witty take on popular
culture. Mark is a Contributing Editor at New York Magazine
and a frequent contributor to The Village Voice, National
Geographic, Natural History Magazine, Men's Journal, and
Mark has written several articles on gangs. In 2000, he published a profile of Frank Lucas, "once the city's biggest, baddest heroin kingpin"; this formed the basis for the new Ridley Scott film, "American Gangster", starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.