| 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 11, 2011
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...
| 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 23, 2011
Think about it, fellas. How many times are you stopped on the street by a complete stranger who tells you you're looking great.
Never, you say?
Put on a distinctive hat this summer and I guarantee you'll acquire an instant fashion fan club.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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
| 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 8, 2009
| 3:30 PM
Depression-era gangster John Dillinger lives again, through Johnny Depp, in writer-director Michael Mann's ("Heat") drama about the then-fledgling FBI's campaign to establish itself by targeting the top criminals of the time.
Christian Bale also stars as...