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  • Record $9.9M Settlement For Man Framed By 'Mafia Cop'

    Record $9.9M Settlement For Man Framed By 'Mafia Cop'
    The city on Thursday agreed to pay $9.9 million to an innocent man who spent 19 years behind bars after being framed by a notorious New York Police Department detective who doubled as killer for the mob. The settlement for Barry Gibbs set a record for...
  • It's A Gray Area: Proactive approach to gangs needed

    Do you want to have a disturbing experience? Then read the book "This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang" by Samuel Logan (Hyperion, 2009). The word "mara" is Spanish for "gang," and the word Salvatrucha in El...
  • 10 things you might not know about Rahm Emanuel

    10 things you might not know about Rahm Emanuel
    White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said last week that he aspires to become Chicago mayor after Richard M. Daley retires. Some thought Emanuel was being presumptuous by claiming dibs as the successor to Daley, who has signaled no plans to retire....
  • Mix-Tape Friday January 29, 2010

    Crew Mix-Tapes: Garry's mixtape a. Chestnut Mare: The Bryds b. Something About You: Boston Laura's mixtape A. Love Shack: B-52s B. Baby Baby: Amy Grant C. Everybody's Crazy About My Baby: Marie Osmond D. Dumas Walker: Kentucky Head Hunters E. Achy...
  • Movie Review: Black Dynamite

    A righteous brother in pimp-daddy suits karate chops and .357-Magnum pops "The Man" in his many guises in Black Dynamite. The deliriously spot-on send-up of 1970s "blaxploitation" thrillers of the Shaft-Super Fly school plays tonight and Saturday at the...
  • Budget-friendly destinations for the holidays

    Budget-friendly destinations for the holidays
    Tired of the same holiday traditions? Is the neighbor's decoration aesthetic too Barnum & Bailey? Had it with the drunken Dec. 31 frat scene on the Las Vegas Strip? We took a gander across the West and came away with some dollar-wise travel that packs...
  • Book review: 'The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe' by Andrew O'Hagan

    Book review: 'The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe' by Andrew O'Hagan
    There ought to be a category in each bookstore for charm — the books with a little bit of Old World ease and humor that make you smile. The leaders in this genre would be P.G. Wodehouse (especially the Jeeves books), E.F. Benson ("Mapp and Lucia")...
  • Drew Mullen and the Art of Scratchboard

    Drew Mullen admits that he is obsessive compulsive. “When my fiancée comes home, she’ll put her stuff on the counter and I’ll start putting it away where I think it should go,” he says. “I’m definitely a neat freak.&...
  • Dining with the mob

     
    Urban legend had it when I first moved to Baltimore that Little Italy was so safe because the Mafia wouldn't let any petty criminals hurt the restaurant business there. I figured this was a rumor started by the restaurants......
  • Video game sales are down for the sixth consecutive month

     
    Sales of games, consoles and device peripherals totaled $1.2 billion last month, down 8% from a year earlier, according to NPD Group Inc., which tracks game sales. Despite the strong debut of Halo: Reach, sales of software fell 6% to $614 million....
  • Gay Talese talks with David L. Ulin

     
    In this Sunday’s Arts & Books, book critic David L. Ulin talks to Gay Talese about "The Silent Season of a Hero,"a new collection of his writings on sports. Talese has long been one of our most interesting journalists, the......