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  • Cermak's death offers lesson in Chicago Way

     Cermak's death offers lesson in Chicago Way
    The assassinated Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who died 80 years ago this week, is often portrayed by official histories as just an innocent victim of bad luck and bad aim. But Chicagoans don't believe in coincidences, not even us chumbolones,...
  • 'Variety' coffee-table book displays the evolution of an iconic magazine

    'Variety' coffee-table book displays the evolution of an iconic magazine
    As it says here, on page 64 of the glossily fascinating coffee-table book "Variety: An Illustrated History of the World From the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood," Al Capone, interviewed in his Chicago home, told Variety he was approached often to...
  • An unhinged Chicago intrudes

     An unhinged Chicago intrudes
    Chicago is brassy and muscular and loves, maybe lives, to strut into most any spotlight. The barons and baronesses of commerce, the occasional Bulls star, a corrupt governor or two, the mono-named TV hostess, the vicious snowstorms — they matter...
  • Connecticut Small-Batch Distilleries Are Making Award-Winning Vodkas, Brandies and Whiskeys

    Connecticut Small-Batch Distilleries Are Making Award-Winning Vodkas, Brandies and Whiskeys
    Margaret and Louis Chatey are turning pears and apples from Ledyard and Middlefield into award-winning brandy in a barn off an Ashford country lane. Over in East Hartford, Adam von Gootkin is hunting for Connecticut corn he can transform into what he...
  • 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-...
  • Some of Chicago area's most famous prisoner escapes

    Some of Chicago area's most famous prisoner escapes
    Here’s a look back at a few of the Chicago area’s most famous prisoner escapes: Multiple escapes from Camp Douglas during Civil War era Chicago’s Camp Douglas was built as a training spot for Union soldiers in the Civil War but was...
  • Use Anger Over Newtown To Undo Injustice

    Last Sunday, our church honored the peace candle of Advent; but the events in Newtown nine days ago make us wonder whether we'll ever experience such peace. There is little comfort we can offer those families that will replace their sorrow and the...
  • 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...
  • 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?...