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  • Paul Greenberg: An innocent abroad

    Dear Guide in Tashkent, I regret I never learned your name, but your language, heard from the back of a tour bus, remains a thing of curious beauty and a joy recurrently remembered. You could call it English, though more strictly speaking it was...
  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • Spirited 'Supernatural' reaches end of the line

    Spirited 'Supernatural' reaches end of the line
    It's not that the dead have stopped talking — it's that the show has reached its 10-year mark and its creator/solo performer/necromancer is ready to move on. "Supernatural Chicago," an evening of magic and storytelling hosted by Neil Tobin, will...
  • How drug lords copy al-Qaida

    How drug lords copy al-Qaida
    Barely two days after Joaquin "El Chapo" (Spanish for "Shorty") Guzman's arrest, Entertainment Weekly polled its readers as to who should play the Mexican drug lord in a movie about his life. The Spanish-language channel Univision already has ordered...
  • January 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials

    January 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials
    Hopefully you've all had or are still having a great holiday break, but after New Year's Day things start getting back to normal, and TV is no exception. Your regularly scheduled programming is about to return. So if you're wondering when your favorite...
  • In Theory: Why are people downloading 'Mein Kampf'?

    E-books have taken off in a huge way among the iPad- and Kindle-obsessed, but one electronic tome that's topping the charts — both free and paid-for — is Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," the book of political writings by the Nazi leader...
  • Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness

    Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness
    A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...
  • Rampant case of tone-deafness in 2013

     Rampant case of tone-deafness in 2013
    When the first-ever Alewife Awards were presented to mark 1996's most dubious cultural happenings and incidents, many Chicagoans were familiar with that stinky fish washing up on Lake Michigan's beaches. Dead alewife sightings have since grown rare, yet...
  • Famous TV personality to be at radio stations' job fair at ArtsQuest Center

     
    A famous television personality will appear at an event at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem held by area radio stations this month, it has been announced. Geraldo Rivera will broadcast his radio show, “Geraldo,” live from the site of Putting the....
  • 5 things I never want to hear again after #ChiBeria

    5 things I never want to hear again after #ChiBeria
    It’s over. The city is celebrating positive Fahrenheit temperatures with more excitement than if the CTA had announced it was dropping those pesky Ventra cards. The Polar Vortex, #ChiBeria, the weather that gave the entire Chicagoland area an...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Willie abandons college; Nucky suspects fed

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Willie abandons college; Nucky suspects fed
    “William Wilson,” episode 43 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” refers to an Edgar Allan Poe short story about a college student who in effect commits suicide by murdering his doppelganger. Analyzing the cautionary tale proves...