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Peter Sagal is, at minimum, amused to be following a theatrical-presentation path cleared by Glenn Beck. But the host of NPR's “Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!” says there are similarities between his show and Beck's act that make both...
The competition last week published a story about plans at Navy Pier for park operations manager Clinton Shepherd to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by riding the signature Ferris wheel for 48 hours. Forty-eight hours straight? Not...
If you're really excited about meeting “The Walking Dead” cast members Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs and Chad Coleman — and attending Coleman's Q&A — at this weekend's C2E2 convention at McCormick Place, get in line. More than...
Tags: Laurie Holden, Chad, Entertainment, Culture, Sam Huntington
Watch enough new foreign films in a row, and certain things start to stand out. Like the incredible variety of cellphone ring tones used in other countries. They're familiar but just different enough to break your concentration for a moment, like a...
Running off at the typewriter. … I love the fact that UCF wants to build a tiki bar at its football stadium, but I don't think the school is going far enough in trying to create a tropical motif at its games. I'm thinking George O'Leary should...
“There are so many times in my life,” filmmaker Rory Kennedy tells her sister Courtney in the movie “Ethel,” “where people have said, ‘I want to introduce Robert Kennedy's daughter. ...” To which her sibling...
I climb out of the car, step into damp October leaves and stare up at the Logan Square apartment building across the street. A chill rushes up the street. I notice a man standing in the front yard, shuffling back and forth. He does not appear rabid. He...
Is the Chicago International Film Festival good, good enough or not quite that? This is the question. This is the question to be asked of any festival, every perennial cultural mainstay in every city. It's the way to keep us all honest, whatever dog we...
Tags: Culture, Helen Hunt, Christopher Walken, Music, Film Festivals
The one art house cinema in town to regularly spotlight the work of local filmmakers, the Siskel Film Center, brings back a handful of its more popular Chicago-made films of the last year, including "Band of Sisters," the documentary about nuns' views...
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
Universal's Halloween Horror Nights and "The Walking Dead" go together like blood and guts. The AMC television series, which follows the experiences of a deputy sheriff during a zombie apocalypse, will be the subject of one of Universal Studios'...
AMC Entertainment wants to thank you for patronizing its movie theaters. But not too much. The company, which recently was purchased by a Chinese conglomerate, has quietly rejiggered its rewards program to be a good deal less generous in doling out...
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