Ron Rosenbaum

A Lox on Your House
How Smoked Salmon Sold Its Soul and Lost Its Flavor
January 29, 2013

On the way to becoming the Downton Abbey of smoked fish, lox sold its soul and lost its flavor

American Shylock: Arnold Rothstein (1882–1928)
October 24, 2012

As a new World Series starts, Ron Rosenbaum remembers the gangster who fixed the 1919 World Series.

Ah, Watergate!
June 20, 2012

"I AM AWARE," H. R. Haldeman writes, "that I there is a cult of people in this country who collect every scrap of information about Watergate because of its many fascinating mysteries." He's more than aware: his memoir. The Ends of Power, is a seething nest of almost every conceivable scrap of Watergate conspiracy theory developed to date. The Democratic Trap Theory, the CIA Trap Theory, the Blackmail Demand Theory: you name it, H. R. Bob buys it.