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  • Halloween hot spots from a prison to Gettysburg

    Halloween hot spots from a prison to Gettysburg
    The East Coast offers unique hot spots for Halloween chills: Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary — What began as a one-night haunted house in the ruins of the Eastern State Penitentiary at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue in 1991 has 29...
  • Century of Progress: The science and the sleaze

    Century of Progress: The science and the sleaze
    The Century of Progress opened on May 27, 1933, with about 12 million Americans — a quarter of the labor force — unemployed and many hungry Chicagoans seeking sustenance and solace at Al Capone's soup kitchen. The city's second world's fair...
  • 'Ivywild' by the Hypocrites at the Chopin Theatre ★★

    'Ivywild' by the Hypocrites at the Chopin Theatre ★★
    As historic types, Chicago aldermen do not lack for color. But despite the height of the bar for eccentricity on the City of Chicago's council, Ald. John Coughlin vaults over it with ease. In his time around the turn of the last century — a time...
  • Tiki bars offer taste of the tropics

    Tiki bars offer taste of the tropics
    Bathed in an eerie blue glow, a narrow wall of tightly packed skulls looms over the staircase descending into Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago's newest tiki lounge and most recent Lettuce Entertain You venture. Evocative of the shrunken heads of campy tales...
  • Louisville hotel was great enough for Gatsby

    Louisville hotel was great enough for Gatsby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As readers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and fans of Baz Luhrmann's popular film adaptation know, the wedding of Daisy Fay, a Louisville socialite, and Tom Buchanan, a Chicago millionaire, took place in a hotel...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
  • Deirdre Capone softens a notorious icon

    Deirdre Capone softens a notorious icon
    What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
  • Fall book preview

    Fall book preview
    "What are we going to do?" Sloane asks in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," after climbing into his "borrowed" Ferrari convertible. "The question isn't 'what are we going to do,'" Ferris replies. "The question is 'what aren't we going to do?'" ------------...
  • Dave Barry has snakes on the brain

    Dave Barry has snakes on the brain
    As is widely stipulated, Dave Barry is a very funny guy. He was hysterical when he wrote his nationally syndicated column for the Miami Herald, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988, and is arguably even more droll in his madcap novels set in South...
  • State of horror

    State of  horror
    Zombies. They're everywhere. Television. Movies. Graphic novels. Pub crawls. Burlesque shows. You can't swing a dismembered arm without hitting one. But look out: In Scott Kenemore's new book, "Zombie, Illinois," the walking dead are invading places...
  • Eduardo Galeano discusses "Children of the Days"

    Eduardo Galeano discusses "Children of the Days"
    It was May 10 and it was cold outside and I was inside, at a downtown bar/restaurant awaiting the arrival of the distinguished Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano, which latest book is titled "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History." I...
  • Gangster auction: Bonnie and Clyde guns fetch $504,000

    Gangster auction: Bonnie and Clyde guns fetch $504,000
    Two guns found on the bullet-riddled bodies of star-crossed outlaw lovers Bonnie and Clyde in 1934 were auctioned off this weekend for more than half a million dollars. The weapons are staying together, bought by the same, unnamed Texas collector. The...