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Mob Mag Makes Move on Newstands

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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MADE MEN'S MAG Mafia meets Maxim

The premiere issue of Mob Candy magazine is slated for a July release. That's mob as in mafia, and candy as in what's sweet to them: cocktails, cigars, clothing, scores (as in the spoils of robbery), and women. Targeting 18- to 35-year-olds, the first issue features articles on Don Carlos Gambino's legacy, 50 years of rats, FBI vs. Italian Americans, along with current mobster news, hot girls, hitmen, and contracts. The cover girl is a bartender in Staten Island.

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Editor in chief Tyrone Christopher, 38, tells Radar that future issues will "go behind the Gray Bar Hotel (jail) to talk to legendary mafia, to hear their side of the story," on everyday topics like "what they think about Paris Hilton, hip-hop, government, Obama, a woman president...."

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