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  • Sicilian mobster wins literary prize, stirring controversy

    A jailed Sicilian mobster who cannot remember how many people he has killed has sparked a row in Italy after being awarded a top literary prize for his autobiography. Giuseppe Grassonelli, 49, who was given a life sentence in 1992 for at least a dozen...
  • '62 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for record $38 million at Monterey Car Week

    '62 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for record $38 million at Monterey Car Week
    A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold at auction Thursday night in Carmel for about $38 million — a record, but far less than many experts had predicted. Classic car experts had expected the car could bring up to twice that amount, but bidders begged to...
  • Comic sequel takes 'The Trip' to Italy

    Comic sequel takes 'The Trip' to Italy
    “The Trip to Italy” is, in a sense, a sequel to “The Trip” (2010, released here in 2011), also directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The first film was an edited-down version of a six-episode...
  • Acanto opens on Michigan Avenue

    Acanto opens on Michigan Avenue
    Acanto (18 S. Michigan Ave., 312-578-0763) opened quietly this week in the former Henri spot, and if you're scratching your head about the name, it's because the casual-Italian concept was going to be called something else. The working title was 10/6,...
  • 'Okra,' 'Italian Kitchen,' 'My Paris Kitchen' are tasty summer reads

    'Okra,' 'Italian Kitchen,' 'My Paris Kitchen' are tasty summer reads
    Summer is the cruelest season for cookbooks. Caught between the spring fling and the holiday onslaught, it's easy for a good book to get ignored. But for all the talk about how the cookbook market is shrinking — and despite the fact that sales...
  • Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

    WASHINGTON For many Americans, checking the right box on the U.S. Census form is a reflexive gesture, whether it's marking "black," "white," "Hispanic," "Asian," "American Indian" or all of the above. But for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight   Fair/Festival   Haines City Bike Fest: with music and raffle. 4 p.m. Saturday,  Railroad Park, Sixth St., Haines City, free, 863-421-3700.      Comedy     Celebrity...
  • New chef highlights Sorrisi makeover

    New chef highlights Sorrisi makeover
     The casino's signature restaurant right next door is tied to America's greatest sports franchise, so you can understand why chef and sports fan Jacob Perego goes for the metaphor in explaining how things should be different at Sorrisi.  "It was like...
  • Wines for sipping away the dog days of summer

    Wines for sipping away the dog days of summer
    Old man alert. I'd always thought that the phrase "dog days of summer" referred to the way dogs lazed around on the front porch most of the day come July and August. I got the time period right, just not the allusion. "Dog days," it turns out, is a term...
  • Upping your burger game? Eight wines that will show it off

    Upping your burger game? Eight wines that will show it off
    Labor Day is coming up. Of course you've got your weekend burger planned. But what are you going to drink with it? Burgers come in all guises, from Tommy’s chili-drenched patties to haute grass-fed beef burgers adorned with farmhouse cheese on a...
  • Getty Museum hires Jeffrey Spier, Davide Gasparotto as senior curators

    Getty Museum hires Jeffrey Spier, Davide Gasparotto as senior curators
    Filling vacancies in two of the Getty Museum's most important jobs, museum director Timothy Potts has picked Jeffrey Spier, an American scholar with whom he's had a long professional connection, as its new senior curator of antiquities — the top...