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  • A free ticket to Monday's film critic Oscar preview talk at the Biograph

    A free ticket to Monday's film critic Oscar preview talk at the Biograph
    How do movies get picked as Oscar-worthy? Which nominees do critics think have the best shot and why? Are your picks different? It's Oscar week: Join a panel of movie critics Monday night at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater to talk about the year's best films.
  • Hometown Secrets: Notorious gangster robs Warsaw Police Department

    Hometown Secrets: Notorious gangster robs Warsaw Police Department
    To some John Dillinger was a ruthless bank robber, to others he was a hero taking a stand against the government -- but to people in Warsaw he is the man who robbed their police department. There is nothing but a parking lot there now but in 1934 the...

    Legendary Lawmen: Part 4 - Melvin Purvis

    Legendary Lawmen: Part 4 - Melvin Purvis
    Melvin Purvis, the famed G-man who took down John Dillinger, lived the rest of his life in the desperado's shadow. When Dillinger made his famous escape on March 3, 1934, from the Crown Point, Ind., jail and crossed the state line with a stolen car, it...

    'J. Edgar' review: A non-controversial movie about a controversial figure

    'J. Edgar' review: A non-controversial movie about a controversial figure
    ** (out of four)   Clint Eastwood knows a great deal about many subjects: grumbling, the West, gunfire, stubble.   Then there are topics, recent years have proven, about which Mr. Eastwood has fewer insightful thoughts: kidnapping, apartheid, the...

    Florida past, present collide and plot is the victim

    'A Dark and Lonely Place' By Edna Buchanan. Simon & Schuster, 415 pages, $26 As legends go, John Ashley and his gang of bank robbers, moonshiners and pirates who worked the state's back roads during the early 1900s probably have been forgotten by most...