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  • 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,...
  • Boardwalk Empire recap: Season 4 episode 5 “Erlkönig”

     
    In the world run thoroughly by corrupt agents that is 1920s America and HBO's Boardwalk Empire, there is little distinguishing between “good guys” and “bad guys,” which leaves us generally rooting for those among bad who go about...
  • Road Trip Detour: Bonnie and Clyde's Final Car

     
    Earlier this year, we encouraged readers of the Cars.com Advice section to avail themselves of some of this nation's countless car-themed oddities and attractions that are just off the interstates and off the beaten path. One of those was the......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Find your autumn leaves, plus a little something extra

    Find your autumn leaves, plus a little something extra
    Leaves already are changing color north of Chicago, so it's time to plan your fall leaf-hunting getaway. We've come up with some of the most scenic autumn areas within roughly 180 miles of Chicago, so it can be a day trip, or you can make a weekend of it....
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mike Piazza to perform with Miami City Ballet

    Mike Piazza to perform with Miami City Ballet
    Mike Piazza, who looked so good in pinstripes during his half-hour as a member of the then-Florida Marlins,  will put on similarly fashionable  stripes when he takes the stage May 3 in Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s...
  • T.M. Goeglein

     T.M. Goeglein
    Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive? Dead: Raymond Chandler. Alive: Elmore Leonard. In the grand tradition of hardboiled American literature, they link generations. What's the worst question you've ever been asked in an interview?...