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  • Detroit's decline

    Detroit's decline
    Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents. The...
  • Police: Apple product theft ring hit O.C. stores

    Police: Apple product theft ring hit O.C. stores
    An organized crime ring that targeted Apple Stores nationwide struck shops in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine, police said Tuesday. Four Chicago residents are suspected of the thefts from Apple Stores in the three cities, as well as a Microsoft...
  • Win tickets to see Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia

    Win tickets to see Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia
    You can never say we don't take care of our own. Win tickets to a Myspace Secret Show with Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia on March 22. Just tweet your fave SHM song to @soflatweets and we'll have you covered. The Stockholm DJ gives an...
  • Money-laundering firm should get no welcome in Maryland

    Money-laundering firm should get no welcome in Maryland
    When criminal prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice found that giant bank HSBC — whose American operation is chartered in Maryland — had violated money-laundering laws covering $200 trillion in transactions, and with customers...
  • 'Gangster Squad'

    'Gangster Squad'
    The empire of mobster Mickey Cohen (played by Sean Penn in top surly, snarling form) is targeted by an elite team of 1940s Los Angeles cops in this stylishly staged saga. Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling play the lawmen selected by the city's police chief...
  • Canadian Master Arthur Heming Gets Some Overdue Props in Old Lyme

    Canadian Master Arthur Heming Gets Some Overdue Props in Old Lyme
    Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North Through June 2, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542, florencegriswoldmuseum.org   Long before Second City Television's Bob and Doug Mackenzie hoisted its banner, Arthur Heming (1870-...
  • A Tale Of The Kennedys, Sinatra And The Mafia At Long Wharf

    When William Mastrosimone was working on the script for the 1992 mini-series "Sinatra," the singer told him a startling tale that involved Joseph Kennedy Sr., JFK, Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana and Judith Exner, Sinatra's girlfriend who was also...
  • DVD Review: Old Jackie Chan movie package not very good, but for a good price

    This odd (but pleasantly low-priced) new release might be called "Jackie Chan's Most Uncharacteristic Hits." Both showcase Jackie in almost totally non-comic contexts. By definition then, these are not in the league of the "Police Story," "Project A" or...
  • Ex-cop, federal mole charged with extortion, selling guns to felons

    Ex-cop, federal mole charged with extortion, selling guns to felons
    A former Chicago police officer whose undercover work led to charges in separate public corruption probes was himself charged Monday with extorting a tow truck operator and selling firearms to a convicted felon. Ali Haleem becomes the 11th Chicago...
  • Funny or serious, Robert De Niro always a sharp blade

    Funny or serious, Robert De Niro always a sharp blade
    — For anyone with a working knowledge of Robert De Niro's career, the sight of an ax nailed to the side of a bookcase in his office can be a little disconcerting. "It's from a movie I made once," he says by way of explanation. Good to know,...
  • Swedish House Mafia reveals details of its March Los Angeles dates

    Swedish House Mafia reveals details of its March Los Angeles dates
    Adding to news that its extremely triumphant single "Don't You Worry Child" had moved up a spot to No. 6  on the Hot 100, Swedish House Mafia on Wednesday announced details of its upcoming two-night stand at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The...