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  • Decoding 'Luck': Bromance at the track

     
    In this episode o HBO's "Luck," Turo Escalante is trying to pull of another betting coup, but this time he’s doing it with Ace’s horse. Meanwhile, bromance rules over the racetrack.
  • The Tallest Man on Earth picks five of his favorite songs, plays First Fridays

     
    Let’s just get it out of the way. The Tallest Man on Earth, the nom de folk of Kristian Matsson, sounds eerily like early Bob Dylan. The pre-Newport, pre-electric Bobby D, with a head haunted by crooked streets and expensive...

    Paperback Writers: Sunlight and shadow in 'Los Angeles in the 1930s'

    Paperback Writers: Sunlight and shadow in  'Los Angeles in the 1930s'
    Created by FDR in 1935, in the depths of the Great Depression, the Federal Writers' Project (a small part of the wider Works Progress Administration) was a make-work agency that gave jobs to about 6,500 writers, editors and researchers before closing shop...

    Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs

    Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs
    The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....

    Lou Reed talks to Robert Hilburn: 'God protects fools and drunks'

    Lou Reed talks to Robert Hilburn: 'God protects fools and drunks'
    Given that Lou Reed's deeply affecting new "Magic and Loss" album is a poignant reflection on the cancer-related deaths of two of the songwriter's closest friends, it's surprising to see him light up a small cigar during an interview. By the third puff,...