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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago elections

    10 things you might not know about Chicago elections
    Chicagoans will vote for a new mayor and aldermen Tuesday. Other than the mayoral front-runner being kicked off the ballot temporarily and another candidate accusing an opponent of smoking crack, it's been a rather calm campaign. In Chicago history,...
  • 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...
  • J. Paul Getty III dies at 54; scion of oil dynasty

    J. Paul Getty III dies at 54; scion of oil dynasty
    J. Paul Getty III, a scion of the Getty oil dynasty whose tragedies — mutilation by kidnappers in the early 1970s and an incapacitating, drug-induced stroke in the 1980s — brought into high relief the dysfunctional relations that beset his...
  • 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......
  • Facebook and Zynga declare detente over virtual currency

     
    Facebook and Zynga kiss and make up, announcing a five-year deal to keep Zynga's popular games on the social network....
  • Don't worry, FarmVille isn't going anywhere

     
    As an active user of Facebook, it's hard to ignore the constant updates from friends regarding their mafias or farms, and we're sure some of our readers are among the about 75,469,379 users who are killing time playing FarmVille. Facebook......
  • Zynga recruits Yahoo to distribute social games

     
    Zynga to distribute its social games on Yahoo....
  • The dirt on Yelawolf: A conversation with Interscope's next great hope

     
    Yelawolf’s manager calls him “Joe Dirt.” The nickname is only partly attributable to the Gadsden, Ala., rapper’s predilection for sporting a rat-tail haircut best described as a domesticated mullet. Like the titular protagonist of the 2001 David...