Yes, it's a cliche, Rick Kogan of the Tribune says, but Chicago's association with violent gangsters in the public imagination seems immutable. Kogan has graciously contributed a foreword to our upcoming Tribune collaboration Gangsters & Grifters, which is coming in November and which is a followup of sorts to last year's Capone. These collections of archival, often rare or never-before-published photos from the 20s, 30s, and 40s bring that association to vivid, often grisly life.