| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:12 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Variety had a guest shot in Sunday's episode of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" in a storyline involving our famous 1931 interview with Al Capone.
The June 30, 1931, edition of Variety featured the banner story "Capone Kids Gang...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
After barely escaping a mob hit in Cuba, bootlegger Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi) figures out who ordered the attack — and retaliates — on “The Good Listener,” Episode 50 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire....
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:29 AM
If there’s one thing Americans are good at, it’s speaking definitively about things we don’t understand.
From the salesman who feigns the knowledge he lacks to the television talking head who blathers “facts” based on...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Bill Dunlap has already begun checking items off his bucket list: He climbed Mount Whitney. He went to the Super Bowl. He visited Chartwell, Winston Churchill's home in England.
Sitting at the Coastline Car Classic on Sunday in Corona del Mar, the 65-...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Corona del Mar High School and Middle School PTA groups held a joint meeting last week and discussed changes on campus, the group's home tour fundraiser and more.
Principal Kathy Scott welcomed the parents to the first PTA meeting of the year....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The Old Melody Ranch is what Dick Bavetta calls his place, a 460-acre spread tucked into Ocala's horse-breeding country.
"It's very peaceful for me," he said.
For 39 years as an NBA referee, Bavetta's life was a hectic blur of nerve-wracking travel,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:49 AM
Sophisticated South Florida may be a far cry from the hills of Appalachia, where generations of tax-dodging moonshiners have made the region famous for homemade hooch.
But there it was in a Wilton Manors home: a real-life still, a jug of white...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:07 PM
As the "Hot Days, Cool Flicks" summer film series winds down to an end, filmgoers still have an opportunity to catch two of the top films screening at the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival.
Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Ten years after making it to the finals of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's "Project Greenlight," Chicago filmmaker Duane Edwards has lined up his first feature film project, slated to begin shooting locally this fall.
The script, by Frederick Mensch, is...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:42 AM
A few years ago, just a splash from the Chicago River would have triggered calls to Poison Control. Now, the river is slowly putting its toxic past behind it and welcoming fish and humans—even the young and permeable of pore—to ply its waters....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:28 AM
(Museum of New Mexico Press, $39.95)
Santa Fe, N.M., founded in 1610, is unique among cities in the United States. No other city looks like Santa Fe. Here three dominant cultures — Indian, Hispanic and Anglo — have coexisted and...
| Jul 6, 2014
In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up:
1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...