| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Variety had a guest shot in Sunday's episode of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" in a storyline involving our famous 1931 interview with Al Capone.
The June 30, 1931, edition of Variety featured the banner story "Capone Kids Gang Films," written by staff...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:21 PM
As a feared Outfit enforcer three decades ago, Mario Rainone was skilled in the art of extorting mob victims.
He was convicted of collecting juice loans from deadbeat borrowers with brutal force, threatening to kill restaurant owners who refused to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:29 AM
If there’s one thing Americans are good at, it’s speaking definitively about things we don’t understand.
From the salesman who feigns the knowledge he lacks to the television talking head who blathers “facts” based on...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The Corona del Mar High School and Middle School PTA groups held a joint meeting last week and discussed changes on campus, the group's home tour fundraiser and more.
Principal Kathy Scott welcomed the parents to the first PTA meeting of the year....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:07 PM
As the "Hot Days, Cool Flicks" summer film series winds down to an end, filmgoers still have an opportunity to catch two of the top films screening at the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival.
Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center,...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s.
Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:49 AM
Sophisticated South Florida may be a far cry from the hills of Appalachia, where generations of tax-dodging moonshiners have made the region famous for homemade hooch.
But there it was in a Wilton Manors home: a real-life still, a jug of white...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A hand-written manuscript described by Sotheby’s auction house as “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics” to Bob Dylan’s 1965 rock anthem “Like A Rolling Stone” will be offered for sale in June and is...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:20 PM
After editing montage sequences at Warner Bros. during World War II, Don Siegel made his directing debut with two shorts, both of which won Oscars in the same year. Neat trick. After being promoted to making features, his output was of mixed quality until...
| Apr 20, 2014
The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed. The inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary -- Iraqi officials suggest the latter -- this ought to qualify as...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Location, location, location: The old adage doesn't just apply to real estate holdings. When you're choosing the venue for your wedding, the setting establishes the tone for the whole shebang. Take our quiz and find out which up-and-coming venues fit...