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  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
  • Law-breaking ape in South Bend makes BuzzFeed list

    Law-breaking ape in South Bend makes BuzzFeed list
    On Buzz Feed's list of the 30 Happiest Facts of All Time, number 24 is that a ape was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend. We wanted to find out if that's true, and wouldn't you know it -- back in the early 1900's an ape did...
  • 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...
  • What if Chicago had hit gold with 2016 bid?

    What if Chicago had hit gold with 2016 bid?
    LONDON — What if, on Oct. 2, 2009, in Denmark, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge had said: "Tonight I have the honor to announce that the Games of the 31st Olympiad are awarded to the city of ... Chicago."? In the nearly three...
  • ‘Man of Steel’: The Superman we ‘need and deserve’?

     
    Clark Kent writes for the Daily Planet but his new biographer, Larry Tye, filed his own front-page stories for the Boston ......
  • 10 things you might not know about razed Chicago

    10 things you might not know about razed Chicago
    Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
  • “Boardwalk Empire” Season 3 preview

     
    So many razor-edged bad people swagger about Terence Winter’s Boardwalk Empire that, even having shed one of its primary POV characters, it is instantly, retoxifyingly addictive as the epic criminal sojourn of Nucky Thompson and Atlantic City...
  • Jose Baez: My wife dismissed rumors about Casey Anthony romance

     
    Baez described Jeff Ashton as an unexpected ally in the case because the defense team knew the prosecutor would have trouble controlling himself. "Our goal was to give him enough rope to hang himself," Baez said. Baez also criticized Ashton for making...
  • “Boardwalk Empire” Season 3 premiere recap

     
    In spite of its tendency to be rendered down to facile, generally wrong cartoons to protect children’s and patriots’ delicate sensibilities, history poses a filthy canvas. Those who choose to paint on it can hew to its boring conventions, as...
  • Boardwalk Empire Season 3 finale recap: “Margate Sands”

     
    Terence Winter wound the spring tight in Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, each violent twist seeing a piece of Nucky Thompson’s East Coast criminal syndicate fall away and leaving the Atlantic City boss seemingly alone, friendless and on the lam from...
  • Festival of Books: The drug trade

     
    Davan Maharaj, Ioan Grillo, Charles Bowden and Hipolito Acosta talk about the troubles of drug trafficking across the Americas....
  • ‘Dark Knight Rises’: Tom Hardy, a Brando for Blu-ray era?

     
    British actor Tom Hardy has been able to dream bigger since he delivered a memorably roguish performance in ”Inception” — but that ......