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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan' dives into seamy side of Hollywood

    Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan' dives into seamy side of Hollywood
    Liev Schreiber exudes a cool, unstudied masculinity. Tall and thoughtful with stubble on a strong jaw, he breaks for a cigarette and coffee on the set of his new show, "Ray Donovan," which premieres Sunday on Showtime. The 45-year-old actor plays the...
  • 'Smoky' Joe Wood Provides A Voice From The Past

    'Smoky' Joe Wood Provides A Voice From The Past
    The gruff, old man's voice on the other end of the line fit perfectly with the pictures I had seen. "Sure, come on over," he said. When is the best time to … "Right now! Come on over!" Howard Ellsworth Wood was the owner of that voice, and a...
  • 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...
  • You win, Boston. Just not this series.

    You win, Boston. Just not this series.
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In the spirit of sports brotherhood—and trash talk—RedEye and the New England Sports Network have set up a columnist showdown. Chicago vs. Boston. Blackhawks vs. Bruins. Bag Boy vs. NESN hockey writer Mike Cole. Have at it,...
  • Eduardo Galeano discusses "Children of the Days"

    Eduardo Galeano discusses "Children of the Days"
    It was May 10 and it was cold outside and I was inside, at a downtown bar/restaurant awaiting the arrival of the distinguished Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano, which latest book is titled "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History." I...
  • Louisville hotel was great enough for Gatsby

    Louisville hotel was great enough for Gatsby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As readers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and fans of Baz Luhrmann's popular film adaptation know, the wedding of Daisy Fay, a Louisville socialite, and Tom Buchanan, a Chicago millionaire, took place in a hotel...
  • Injecting Some Truth? Don't Count On It

     Injecting Some Truth? Don't Count On It
    Lance Armstrong lied. Pete Rose lied. Marion Jones lied. Mark McGwire, who alternately saved baseball and trashed baseball, lied. The authors of the greatest achievements in the history of sports ultimately have looked the camera in the eye and said,...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Michael Shannon can be such a bad guy

    The Sunday Conversation: Michael Shannon can be such a bad guy
    Actor Michael Shannon's recent high-profile run of villains turns to Superman's nemesis, General Zod, in Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel," opening June 14. Shannon, 38, lives in Brooklyn with actress Kate Arrington and their daughter, Sylvia. Do you...
  • Liberty Reserve indicted on digital currency money-laundering charges

     Liberty Reserve indicted on digital currency money-laundering charges
    NEW YORK — In what was described as the biggest-ever international money-laundering scheme, a federal grand jury has indicted a company on criminal charges that it used "virtual" currency to launder more than $6 billion in ill-gotten gains....
  • Jonathan Eig

     Jonathan Eig
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Championship baseball. What's the worst question you've ever been asked in an interview? Jon Stewart asked me if Al Capone really had a scar. I think he was joking, though. What's your guilty...