| Jan 16, 2012
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:13 AM
When a beat reporters go to work, they know what they’ll be covering: courts, crime, city hall, etc. General assignment reporters like me know one thing: each day will be different than the last.
My recent subjects have ranged from mobile homes to...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:59 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2011
'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...
| Nov 8, 2011
** (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...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 8:54 AM
Twenty-three people died of the heat on this date, but the death that drew the most attention was that of a 31-year-old Indiana man who, on his birthday a month earlier, had been declared Public Enemy No. 1 by the FBI.
At the time of his death, handsome,...
| Jun 27, 2009
An Exhibit featuring artifacts, photographs and documents about Depression-era gangster John Dillinger will open July 15 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis.
The exhibit follows the scheduled July 1 release of the new Dillinger movie "Public...
| Dec 3, 2009
| 11:28 AM
| May 10, 2009
Go Down Together
The True, Untold Story
of Bonnie and Clyde
Simon & Schuster: 468 pp., $27
Bonnie and Clyde
The Lives Behind the Legend
Henry Holt: 384 pp., $27.50
Within minutes of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's...
| Nov 20, 2007
I am the great-nephew of John Dillinger. I was recently featured in P.J. Huffstutter's L.A. Times article "Safeguarding the legacy of a crook." I would like to clarify a few statements within the article.
My purpose in granting interviews is to bring...
| Dec 6, 2007
With a springtime gap in his schedule, Johnny Depp has signed on for Michael Mann's "Public Enemies."
The period drama, one of many pre-actors strike projects revving up at Universal, focuses on the government's attempts to stop some of the most famous...