Film, Film & TV, Review

Interview: Documentary Duo Julie Cohen and Betsy West on Meeting Gabby Giffords, What She Keeps in her Freezer, and Going Over Budget on Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

Documentary filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West are on a roll, a roll that began four years ago with their Oscar-nominated work RBG, a profile of the now-late Supreme Court […]

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Beyond, Event, Interviews

Star Trek: Mission Chicago Saturday Panel Catchup

  Star Trek Mission Chicago continued at McCormick Place today, and if you’d been waiting for things to really kick off, Saturday was the day for it. The lineup of […]

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Art & Museums, Lit, Photography, Reviews

Review: CityFiles Press Photography Books Bring History into Focus

n-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II.

CityFiles Press is a small publishing company based in Chicago that has been producing books filled with stunning photography along with compelling text. Since its inception in 2003, co-publishers Michael […]

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Film, Film & TV, Interview

Interview: Dawn Porter on John Lewis’s Influence, Sifting Through 2 Million Photos for The Way I See It, and Decency in the Presidency

Dawn Porter / The Way I See It

Documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter is having a tremendous 2020, having directed John Lewis: Good Trouble (released earlier this year), and the recently available The Way I See It, a documentary […]

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Trump Commutes Sentence of Rod Blagojevich

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. “Yes, we commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich,” Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One […]

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Obama Headlines Get Out the Vote Rally for Illinois Democrats

Illinois Democrats made their big pitch to voters Sunday with a star-studded rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, headlined by former President Barack Obama. “The character of our nation […]

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Music, Today

Obama Will Rally For Pritzker, West Gives Enyia Another Big Donation, Van Dyke Back in Court – TODAY 11-01-18

Obama To Headline Rally for JB Pritzker Former President Barack Obama will stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker over the weekend, headlining a get out the vote rally on […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review, Uncategorized

Review: Michael Moore Explores the Path to Trump in Fahrenheit 11/9

Farhenheit 11/9

The latest from documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 11/9 (the date refers to the day in 2016 when we all learned that Donald Trump would be America’s next president and […]

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Obama Speaks at UIUC, Preckwinkle Mulls Mayoral Run, Hotel Workers Strike – Third Coast Today 09-07-18

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Obama Makes Midterm Election Speech at the University of Illinois Former President Barack Obama delivered a scathing speech on the state of the nation at the University of Illinois Urbana […]

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Art & Museums, Beyond, Museum, Museums

Focus On: The DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum of African American History began on the ground floor. Literally. Originally, the oldest and until very recently the largest caretaker of African American culture in the US was housed on […]

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Beyond, Lit, Museums

Word on the Street: American Writers Museum Opens in Chicago

It’s quite literally one of a kind. Though a city like Chicago could rest on its laurels museum-wise, with a glittering crown of over 60 institutions to its  name, the city of […]

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