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  • 'Jonah Hex'

    Jonah Hex reminds us of how cool Josh Brolin looks on a horse, how at home he seems with a six-shooter, and how perfect his growl is for a laconic, cowboy bounty hunter one-liner. "Five coffins," he counts, Eastwood-style, to some double-dealing...
  • A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.

    A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.
    It was long after dark when Henry Sweets brought me to Hannibal's Old Baptist Cemetery, "a graveyard of the old-fashioned Western kind." No moon. Ragged weeds, crumbling gravestones. We tried to tread lightly, but it had been raining, and mud grabbed...
  • Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels

    Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels
    "Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
  • Book review: 'Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia' by Michael Korda

    Book review: 'Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia' by Michael Korda
    There's more than salesmanship at play in Michael Korda's selection of his engrossing new book's title, "Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia." Korda, now 77, is one of the most successful editors of his generation and a bit of a legend...
  • It's Christmastime in Chicago

    It's Christmastime in Chicago
    I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
  • Presidential rankings: Leadership

     
    by Mark Silva On the eve of President's Day, ranking the 42 individuals who have occupied the presidency before now seems a fitting undertaking. That's what "a cross-section'' of 65 historians have done, commissioned by C-SPAN to produce a Historians........
  • GM, Ford Giving Show-Goers $50 Gift Card for Test Drives

     
    If you???re attending the 2009 New York International Auto Show this week, make sure to track down the $50 gift cards Ford and GM are handing out to attendees. They???re not free though; to redeem the $50 gift card, you......
  • Obama's Vineyard: Retreat's rich history

     
    by Mark Silva This isn't Crawford, Texas, anymore. This is Martha's Vineyard, the remote island retreat of clapboard cottages, bluff-views of the ocean and tranquil harbors reachable by ferry, boat or plane off the shore of Cape Cod where the......
  • The Enabler: Tony's bar and the tale of the mighty Manhattan

     
    Bar designer Ricki Kline, a Vietnamese general and Miss Senior America walk into a bar. Or rather, Kline walks into a bar ??? Tony???s, his 3-month-old Cedd Moses collaboration in downtown???s warehouse district ??? effusive about the story of how......
  • Common is prepared to teach kids a thing or two

     
    Aside from dropping knowledge as a rapper, Common is prepared to lead the class. The actor and musician got in touch with the Ministry on Friday to talk about his involvement with Get Schooled, a youth summit that aims to......
  • Coin of the realm

     
    At a time when consumers pay for candy bars and cigarettes with debit cards, it might seem quaint to debate whether the dollar bill should be retired from U.S. currency. Yet debate there is, stimulated by the release of a......