January 8, 2013 |
The Enabler has been fixating on love. What is it? How to find it? What feeds it? The answer to this last question, she is quite certain, is whiskey. Which is why on a recent evening she found herself contemplatively sipping a glass of 127-proof Four Roses cask strength single barrel bourbon at Pasadena's new whiskey bar, the Blind Donkey. The Blind Donkey is the work of the beer-minded men behind Verdugo Bar, the Surly Goat and the Little Bear, and as such it exudes a pleasing masculinity.
March 4, 2011 |
Isabelle Huppert, surely the most formidable French screen actress of her generation, is attracted to playing women so driven that they sometimes, as in Michael Haneke's masterful "The Piano Teacher," succumb to madness. In "Hidden Love," director Alessandro Capone's adaptation of Daniele Girard's novel, Huppert's heroine, Danielle, has just failed in a suicide attempt and ends up institutionalized and in the care of psychiatrist Dr. Dubois (Greta Scacchi), who attempts to break through to her mute patient.
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February 6, 2011 |
As freezing weather descended on the Midwest last week, the New York Times characterized Chicago as "a city that shrugs at snow. " That may well be, but in December 1927, during another frigid period, one Chicagoan said "enough. " Al Capone, the 28-year-old kingpin of bootlegging, decided to take a vacation in a balmy burg he had never visited: Los Angeles. Sounding like an unappreciated public servant, he told reporters before leaving, "Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor the best way they can. I'm sick of the job. " He complained about his image.
January 13, 2010 |
Chicago police agreed Tuesday to take a look at the 70-year-old unsolved slaying of Edward J. O'Hare, a lawyer who may have cooperated with federal authorities against Al Capone. The unusual request came from Chicago politician Edward Burke in advance of the release of a book on the infamous mobster. Burke said his intention was simply to set the record straight that it wasn't Eliot Ness who brought Capone to justice. Without O'Hare's cooperation, Burke said, "there never would have been a case against Capone."
April 17, 2009 |
He never sang to the feds, but it turns out Al Capone had a song in his heart. All it took was a stint in Alcatraz to bring it out. Now, more than 70 years later, the tender love song that the ruthless crime boss penned while sitting in the pen is being recorded and released on CD. And an inscribed copy of the music and lyrics to "Madonna Mia" is up for sale at $65,000. "It's a beautiful song, a tear-jerker," said Rich Larsen of Caponefanclub.com. For the last eight months or so, Larsen and a producer have been recording the song, with two singers backed by a mandolin, accordion, violin, piano and stand-up bass.
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August 21, 2006
Aug. 21, 1934: The "Al Capone special," a heavily guarded prison train, passed through Los Angeles on its way to delivering its most infamous passenger to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Additional security officers were aboard the train as it moved slowly across the city about 6:15 p.m. to the Southern Pacific yards opposite San Fernando Road. Despite efforts to keep the train's movements secret, several hundred people showed up at the rail yards to await its arrival, The Times reported.