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  • “Boardwalk Empire” Season 3 premiere recap

     
    In spite of its tendency to be rendered down to facile, generally wrong cartoons to protect children’s and patriots’ delicate sensibilities, history poses a filthy canvas. Those who choose to paint on it can hew to its boring conventions, as...
  • “Boardwalk Empire” Season 3 preview

     
    So many razor-edged bad people swagger about Terence Winter’s Boardwalk Empire that, even having shed one of its primary POV characters, it is instantly, retoxifyingly addictive as the epic criminal sojourn of Nucky Thompson and Atlantic City...
  • A day in the life of a zombie writer

    A day in the life of a zombie writer
    I climb out of the car, step into damp October leaves and stare up at the Logan Square apartment building across the street. A chill rushes up the street. I notice a man standing in the front yard, shuffling back and forth. He does not appear rabid. He...
  • 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...
  • This year will be different, but we'll always have 2008

    This year will be different, but we'll always have 2008
    I saved the newspapers from the week after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, and a few days ago I fished them out of the basket, hidden behind a living room chair, where they've gathered dust for the past four years. I leafed...
  • Hometown Secret: House of David

    Hometown Secret: House of David
    It's one of longest running religious colonies in the United States and it's located in southwest Michigan. At its peak in the early 1900s, the House of David in Benton Harbor had 1,000 members and was a multi-million dollar business empire.Today, over...
  • 'Mob Wives Chicago' throw premiere party

    'Mob Wives Chicago' throw premiere party
    With all the F-bombs, drink throwing and hair pulling, you'd think we were watching "Bad Girls Club." Instead, "Mob Wives Chicago" delivered all that drama Sunday as cast members, their families and other invited guests watched during a premiere party at...
  • 10 things you might not know about lists

    10 things you might not know about lists
    Last week, former Chicagoan Fidel Urbina was added to a list that you don't want to be on: the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Meanwhile, two suspicious characters at the Tribune joined a more attractive list -- as e-book authors. Jacob and...
  • 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...
  • Movie gangsters so bad they're good

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good
    One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
  • Film review: 'Gangster Squad' is no 'Chinatown'

    Film review: 'Gangster Squad' is no 'Chinatown'
    It's hard to resist Los Angeles-based films noir -- "Chinatown," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" being only a few of the best -- but "Gangster Squad" is a bit more resistible than most. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have morphed...
  • 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-...