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  • 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...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky tipped to drug plot; Capone survives

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky tipped to drug plot; Capone survives
    The lure of big money from heroin pits Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) against an odd mix of gangsters on “White Horse Pike,” Episode 46 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” “Something’s wrong,” warns speakeasy...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Delivers Pain - And Plenty of Surprises

    After what felt like a slow start, "Boardwalk Empire" delivered one hell of a finishing kick -- juggling a half-dozen plots, while paying off only a few of them. Yet if some of those unresolved story lines will nag at fans who craved greater closure --...
  • Boardwalk Empire recap: It's a bloody finale for Season 4

    Boardwalk Empire recap: It's a bloody finale for Season 4
    As befitting a drama focused on Prohibition-era bootleggers, it was a bloody finale for the fourth season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Who survived, who died in Episode 48 (“Farewell Daddy Blues”)? Gangster Nucky Thompson...
  • Artist draws 'old Florida' inspiration from house that's a work of art itself

    Artist draws 'old Florida' inspiration from house that's a work of art itself
    "The house still gives me the goose bumps," artist Martin Cushman said a couple years after moving in. "When I wake up, I see flamingos flying across the ceiling." The flamingos are painted works of art — but, then, Cushman's whole house is one...
  • Eataly Chicago: Mario Batali unveils 'theme park' for Italian food

    Eataly Chicago: Mario Batali unveils 'theme park' for Italian food
    Admit it: Thanksgiving festivities aside, a gigantic bowl of tagliatelle with clams, a couple of meatballs, a side of polenta and a robust, earthy red to wash it all down, sounds much better right about now, doesn't it? Mario Batali bet his Crocs on it....
  • Men's Central Jail is an antique that should be replaced

    Men's Central Jail is an antique that should be replaced
    The visits were two weeks apart. First, I toured the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. And then, on a family trip to San Francisco last week, I visited Alcatraz, which is now a national park. One of the two old pens is hopelessly decrepit,...
  • Literary Saloon: A moll's high — and low — life

    Literary Saloon: A moll's high — and low — life
    The title character and narrator of Renee Rosen's new novel, "Dollface," is eager for action. "My mother … was used to me stirring up trouble," says Vera Abramowitz. "By the time I turned fifteen I was sick of being too afraid to live. That's...
  • '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...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads SAG Awards with 4 Nominations

    "Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season frontrunner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four. "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations, announced...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Breaking Bad' Lead SAG Nominations

    "Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season front-runner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four. "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations for the 20th...
  • DEC 9 | TribNation Holiday Book Fair

    DEC 9 | TribNation Holiday Book Fair
    TribNation Holiday Book Fair at Open Books on Monday, December 9th  Chicago Tribune and Agate Publishing have released six books in recent weeks featuring some of the Tribune's most popular writers, weekly features and historic photos. At this free...