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  • You might be standing on history right now

    You might be standing on history right now
    Some 15 years ago, Andrew Carroll heard the story: During the Civil War, Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, saved the life of Lincoln's son Robert at a New Jersey train station. Intrigued, Carroll started digging. He not only...
  • 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...
  • A city tour of LGBT history

    A city tour of LGBT history
    Stand on any corner. Close your eyes. Listen. So urges journalist and historian St. Sukie de la Croix in the introduction to his book, "Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall." You'll hear, he writes, the "rat-tat-tat-tat of Al...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Mike Piazza to perform with Miami City Ballet

    Mike Piazza to perform with Miami City Ballet
    Mike Piazza, who looked so good in pinstripes during his half-hour as a member of the then-Florida Marlins, ¬†will put on similarly fashionable¬† stripes when he takes the stage May 3 in Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' under the influence of the past

     Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' under the influence of the past
    It's a warm spring day in downtown Los Angeles, but inside the gloomy Palace Theatre it's 1926 Detroit and actor Ken Marino is playing Harry Houdini as he dies onstage. Literally dying — staggering and heaving, attempting card tricks and failing...
  • Cardinal Mahony's removal not enough, church critics say

     
    Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez's decision to relieve Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of all public duties over his mishandling of clergy sex abuse of children decades ago does not go far enough, some abuse victim advocates said Friday. David Clohessy,......
  • Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” rewrites the books

     
    Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact some of history’s greatest moments. Based on a web series of the same name, Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs...
  • 10 things you might not know about razed Chicago

    10 things you might not know about razed Chicago
    Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...