| 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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 1:05 AM
1861: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the Civil War was being waged to preserve the Union rather than to end slavery, a stance that would shift as the conflict continued. The Senate passed a similar resolution three days...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Michael Mann's "Public Enemies," which chronicled the life of bank robber-turned-tragic-hero John Dillinger, is rich in music. Otis Taylor's bluesy banjo of "Ten Million Slaves" makes an early appearance, and jazz vocalist Diana Krall sings the standard...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 28, 2008
"Step Up" star Channing Tatum and Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard are expected to co-star with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in a new film.
According to Variety,Tatum and Cotillard is in negotiations to appear in "Public Enemies," from director Michael...
| Jul 2, 2009
| 7:06 AM
Johnny Depp Does The Depression
What makes a cops and robbers story so compelling? Is it the tension between good and evil? And, from the very best of the genre, is it the inability to decide which side -the law or the lawless- is the side you want...