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  • 'Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything' by Kevin Cook

    'Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything' by Kevin Cook
    Alvin Clarence Thomas, a.k.a. Titanic Thompson, was a gambler and golf hustler who died at age 82 on May 19, 1974, but whose outlaw career really flourished, as Kevin Cook records with breezy relish in his biography "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on...
  • HBO bets big on Prohibition-era 'Boardwalk Empire' series

    HBO bets big on Prohibition-era 'Boardwalk Empire' series
    NEW YORK -- Steve Buscemi does not bear much physical resemblance to Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, the tall, broad-shouldered political boss whose 30-year rule of Atlantic City inspired HBO's new Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire." But that ended up...
  • TV preview: 'Prohibition'

    TV preview: 'Prohibition'
    On the last day of July, Ken Burns had his first drink of the year. Sitting in Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton hotel and talking about his upcoming documentary "Prohibition," the filmmaker bypassed the bar's traditional mai tai and instead went for...
  • Television review: 'Prohibition'

    Television review: 'Prohibition'
    It's fall on PBS, when the big documentary blockbusters heave into view; and nobody builds them bigger than Ken Burns, whose name always seems to be part of the title, even when it isn't: "Ken Burns' Baseball," "Ken Burns' Jazz," "Ken Burns' Civil War."...
  • Alcatraz, a blooming garden spot

    Alcatraz, a blooming garden spot
    Delicate flowers didn't do well on the Rock. I'm not talking about prisoners, though criminals such as Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly were no shrinking violets. I mean the actual flowers blooming outside the cellblock walls — hot-pink...
  • Television Review: 'Too Big to Fail'

    Television Review: 'Too Big to Fail'
    "Too Big to Fail," which premieres Monday on HBO, is the latest of that network's high-toned original films ("Recount," "The Late Shift," "From the Earth to the Moon," the upcoming "Game Change") in which a large cast of medium-big-to-big-named actors...
  • Spa

    Spa
    Doesn’t it seem as if every lodging establishment in the world has suddenly remade itself into a hotel and spa? Well, there are spas and then there are spas. From Southern California to Southeast Asia, we scoured the continents to find the world's...
  • Chicago, that tippling town

    Chicago, that tippling town
    The first rule of business — any business — is this: Do what you do well. And what Chicago does well is drink. Oh, there are other things to be sure (architecture! comedy! baseball!), but in this city, booze is as much a business as it is...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Michael Shannon can be such a bad guy

    The Sunday Conversation: Michael Shannon can be such a bad guy
    Actor Michael Shannon's recent high-profile run of villains turns to Superman's nemesis, General Zod, in Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel," opening June 14. Shannon, 38, lives in Brooklyn with actress Kate Arrington and their daughter, Sylvia. Do you...
  • Liberty Reserve indicted on digital currency money-laundering charges

     Liberty Reserve indicted on digital currency money-laundering charges
    NEW YORK — In what was described as the biggest-ever international money-laundering scheme, a federal grand jury has indicted a company on criminal charges that it used "virtual" currency to launder more than $6 billion in ill-gotten gains....
  • Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan' dives into seamy side of Hollywood

    Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan' dives into seamy side of Hollywood
    Liev Schreiber exudes a cool, unstudied masculinity. Tall and thoughtful with stubble on a strong jaw, he breaks for a cigarette and coffee on the set of his new show, "Ray Donovan," which premieres Sunday on Showtime. The 45-year-old actor plays the...