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  • Go Away With ... Brian Culbertson

    Go Away With ... Brian Culbertson
    Three years ago, musician Brian Culbertson and his wife started the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway (http://napavalleyjazzgetaway.me/). "It's what I call a lifestyle event where you come in for several days and listen to great jazz concerts, enjoy meals and hang...
  • L.A. lawmakers question tax renewals for medical marijuana shops

    Last year, Los Angeles voters sought to clamp down on medical marijuana shops, approving a host of restrictions that were expected to forcefully winnow down the number of such businesses. Yet as the city tried to shutter hundreds of pot shops, one arm...
  • Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' lyrics top $2 million at auction

    How does it feel? Like a new record for the sale of rock lyrics at auction, as a handwritten manuscript for Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” sold Tuesday for just over $2 million at Sotheby’s auction house in New York. The...
  • Patterson's passion: getting kids to read

    Patterson's passion: getting kids to read
    — James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers. On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...
  • Cameras in Cook County courtrooms could finally be close

    Cameras in Cook County courtrooms could finally be close
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has been a vocal advocate of cameras in the courtroom ever since the Illinois Supreme Court cleared the way for the change in a landmark decision in early 2012.  But while dozens of other Illinois counties won the...
  • Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    In 1929, when rivals killed seven members of Bugs Moran's gang, the world was shocked. Chicago's image as a corrupt, violent city was emblazoned in memory around the world. More than eight decades later, if you stroll around Europe and tell people you...
  • The world's perception of Chicago

    My wife and I are currently in Old Quebec, Canada, on vacation.  The weather has been ideal and the locals very friendly. However, when we tell people we're from Chicagoland, the mood changes to more of a somberness.  We've traveled to Europe and...
  • Putting the Chicago Way on TV

    Putting the Chicago Way on TV
    There's a huge problem with that bizarre new TV reality show "Swab Stories" being shot in New York and Chicago. It's reportedly about volunteers getting their DNA tested. But what's so compelling about strangers having the inside of their mouths...
  • The nuns vs. the strip club, the Chicago Way

    The nuns vs. the strip club, the Chicago Way
    Catholic nuns in habits leading children in a march against a strip club in a historical Chicago Outfit town in the western suburbs? What could be better than this? "I think I'm going to have to pray for you with that attitude," said Sister Noemia...
  • Al Capone on PBS: Public Enemy No. 1 revisited

    Al Capone on PBS: Public Enemy No. 1 revisited
    South Florida is littered with Al Capone history  –  the Miami mansion where he took his last breath,  his reputed riverside hideout in Fort Lauderdale,  his casino dreams in Deerfield Beach – and every  restaurant and watering hole as old...
  • City still mobbed with gangster cliches

    City still mobbed with gangster cliches
    The bus idled in front of the so-called rock 'n' roll McDonald's across Clark Street from the Rainforest Cafe, and the tourists climbed aboard. You assumed they were tourists, because who else would be spending two hours of a splendid, sunny weekday...