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Thursday, June 19, 2003 02:20 pm

The real legacy of the foul-mouthed comic

As its title makes plain, the interesting new book The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Fall and Rise of an American Icon (Sourcebooks), by Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover, traces the myriad legal t...
Thursday, May 22, 2003 02:20 pm
In the mid-1980 a Chicago construction worker named Marc Smith was organizing an open-mic poetry night at the Green Mill, an Uptown jazz club once famous for its association with Al Capone. Smith had ...
Tuesday, May 6, 2003 02:20 pm

Former newsman finally tells his favorite tale

Sometimes real-life stories are so big they seem to be fiction. That's what strikes you while reading Taylor Pensoneau's latest book, Brother's Notorious, The Sheltons: Southern Illinois' Ledendary Ga...
Thursday, May 1, 2003 02:20 pm

Maddening mystery finally solved, says local science teacher

For several weeks in September 1944, people in the town of Mattoon, Illinois, showed the symptoms of exposure to poison gas--nausea, vomiting, weakness leading to near paralysis, light headedness, eve...


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