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  • Southern High art teacher is renowned on Goodfellas art scene

    Michael Bell isn't a gangster, but he's like a member of the family. Bell's day job might be chairman of the art department at Southern High School, but occasionally the 42-year-old jets off to join the cast of a gangster family reality TV show. "The...
  • Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down

    Presidential pillows: Famous hotels where U.S. chief executives have bedded down
    Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
  • Halloween hot spots from a prison to Gettysburg

    Halloween hot spots from a prison to Gettysburg
    The East Coast offers unique hot spots for Halloween chills: Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary — What began as a one-night haunted house in the ruins of the Eastern State Penitentiary at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue in 1991 has 29...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...