| Feb 14, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1895: Oscar Wilde's final play, ''The Importance of Being Earnest,'' opened at the St. James's Theatre in London.
1929: The ''St. Valentine's Day Massacre'' took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.
| Dec 17, 2010
| 2:40 PM
"Step High, Stoop Low, Leave Your Dignity Outside."
This phrase appeared on the door of the historic Dill Pickle Club, a social club founded in 1914, which moved into its club space on Tooker Alley off Dearborn Street in 1915, according to records at the...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:23 AM
Betrayal: Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter's drama explores an ill-fated love triangle between a woman, her husband and his best friend.: through Nov. 13; 8 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; 5 p.m. Sun.; 8 p.m. Thu. - Fri.; $25; $20 for students;...
| Jul 25, 2010
In the second installment of our six-part series on Chicago and the suburbs, we explore the North Side, site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the Steppenwolf Theatre, Wrigley Field and the Water Tower — but no World Series titles ( the Cubs were...
| May 9, 2010
| 9:10 AM
“Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster”
By Jonathan EigSimon and Schuster, 480 pages, $28
Reviewed by Noah Isackson, Special to the Tribune
Finding a new way to tell a familiar story is a formidable...
| Feb 11, 2010
"Valentine's Day" might boast the most shirtless dudes we've seen in a movie since "300." Ironically, the often bare-chested "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner isn't one of them.
If this Hallmark card of a film didn't already make it clear, the beefy...
| Nov 12, 2008
Studs Terkel, who died last month at the age of 96, was America's most popular oral historian.
Though never a "writer" of the first rank, he nevertheless was a unique contributor to American letters and a vital link to the current of idealistic...
| Apr 24, 2008
Today, Stimson and Sullum address the relationship between drug laws and violence. Previously, they compared drug legalization and decriminalization, debated the federal government's authority to raid local marijuana dispensaries, and discussed past...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 8:15 AM
On this frigid morning, in an unheated brick garage at 2122 N. Clark St., seven men were lined up against a whitewashed wall and pumped with 90 bullets from submachine guns, shotguns and a revolver. It was the most infamous of all gangland slayings in...