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Tribune arts reporterIn the Sam Mendes movie "The Road to Perdition," there's a romantic but strangely predictable scene in which a young whippersnapper from rural Illinois gets his world rocked by the sudden sight of the skyscrapers of Chicago. In one form or another, that...
Tags: Sting, Wisconsin, Sam Mendes, John Dillinger, Chicago
Special to The TimesCall me an L.A. snob, but Phoenix has always struck me as a land of "a's." Establishments that sound natural with that article in front — a Quiznos, a Safeway, a Mobil station — grace every corner, amid sand-colored low-rise condos and the...
Special to the Tribune"Maybe 50 years after I'm dead my music will be appreciated." -- Scott Joplin, 1915It might seem ironic, or it might seem typical, that it took a wealthy white musician to give a mostly undiscovered African-American composer his due. Prior to 1974,...
Tags: Entertainment, Theater, Health, Movies, Dining and Drinking
The Washington PostOne brisk Tuesday, I climbed the stairs of the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, following the path of Missouri's most famous slave. Past the towering pillars hung portraits of Dred Scott and his wife, Harriet, looking at once stern and refined. A plaque...
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