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The funny similarities between Charlie Chaplin and Bob Hope

A pair of new biographies show that the legendary comedians weren't so unalike after all.
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J.R. Jones uses the occasion of two new books to illustrate the funny similarities between Charlie Chaplin and Bob Hope. In their columns, Ben Joravsky explains how investment bankers told Rahm that class size matters and Deanna Isaacs retraces the history of the Auditorium Theatre as it celebrates its 125th anniversary. And on the B Side, Leor Galil wonders if Hannukah hip-hop peaked with "Dreidel Rap '89."
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