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To judge by some of the reviews of the new film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," you'd think Australian director Baz Luhrmann would be facing extradition for his crime against an American classic. But I have a message for all those self-appointed...
Tags: Carey Mulligan, Jay-Z, Andre Benjamin, Joel Edgerton, Psychology
Janet Malcolm is not an art critic or a literary critic. She's a journalist, and I don't say that with condescension. She's a journalist the way Joan Didion is — the kind who recognizes, as she put it in the first sentence of "The Journalist and the...
Dear Amy: I have a much older sister who has been a heavy drinker for probably 50 years. The entire family knows this, but because of her intimidating personality, no one has ever dared to address it — including her grown children or husband (he...
The Tony Awards have arrived, except the winners are none other than South Florida’s very own high school thespians. Excitement builds and muscles tense every year as aspiring actors, singers, dancers, techies and critics come together on one...
Tags: Schools, Music Theater, Music, Theater, Education
Dear Amy: My mother is planning to move to a state far from the one in which we have lived since I was a preteen. She is moving with my younger brother, "Barney." He is 12, and I am 21. I want to go with them so my brother and I don't grow apart as my...
Tags: Words With Friends (game), Skype
In Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie," a prosperous Chicago businessman, George Hurstwood, takes up with the young, gorgeous Carrie Meeber, chucks family and home, and runs away with Carrie to Montreal. They find their way to New York, where their tales...
"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis faces up to five years in Los Angeles County jail after a jury convicted him Monday of nearly half a dozen misdemeanor counts in connection with assaults on three women. Francis, 40, was found guilty after a two-...
Tags: Prisons, Punishment, Google+
L.A.'s city attorney praised the courage of the victim after a jury Monday convicted "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis of nearly half a dozen misdemeanor counts in connection with assaults on three women. Francis, 40, was found guilty after a two-...
Tags: Abusive Behavior, Google+
Change of SubjectI pretty much stayed out of the controversy that erupted recently over the New York Times Book Review essay from DePaul University theater prof Rachel Shteir that begain "Poor Chicago." I wasn't outraged by the back of the hand she......
What do you envision being the biggest position battles going into training camp? -- @JBiuhoosiers, from Twitter Interesting question. Despite the fact that the Bears have a brand new coaching staff, I do not anticipate that we will have a lot of...
Dear Amy: My son, who is in his early 30s, has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a terminal illness. Many people know about his illness, but my parents do not know. They can see that he is not well since his body is losing many...
Film critics are to filmmakers what Chicago is to New York: a little envious, a lot insecure, secretly fearful of second-class status. Hypersensitive to slights, real or imagined. Important — but not essential. The world would perish without movies;...
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