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  • Studs Terkel and the FBI

     
    In the 1930s, Studs Terkel applied to the FBI to be a fingerprint guy -- maybe if he'd gotten the job, we would have had "CSI: Studs Terkel." But the FBI turned him away and in 1945 began surveillance that......
  • 'At the Movies': Canceled, but maybe it's 'kind of temporary'

     
    A.O. Scott (left) and the Tribune's Michael Phillips. Sometimes online comments really do tell the story. Take these, for example, found on the Entertainment Weekly site (ew.com) following news that Disney-ABC had canceled the long-running weekly half-...
  • Broadway in Chicago announces Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

     
    Broadway in Chicagoannounced Tuesday that it has rebranded the Drury Lane Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., as the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. The company, which is owned by the New York-based Nederlander Organization and James L.......
  • 'Billy Elliot the Musical' at the Oriental Theatre: Billy triumphs in the city that works

     
    THEATER REVIEW: "Billy Elliot the Musical" ★★★★ Extended run at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.; Running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes; Tickets: $30-$100 at 800-775-2000 and www.broadwayinchicago.com • When Elton met Billy (posted March 13,...
  • Up close with a local legend and national treasure

     
    The late Studs Terkel's long-time colleague Sydney Lewis narrates: Working With Studs – A Transom Radio Special (mp3)More information on the documentary....
  • Everyday Joe TV catches fire -- with help from the Cable Guy, Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin

     
    Had it up to here with the Kardashians, Tori and Dean, Kirstie Alley, Giuliana and BIll and dozens of other celebrities giving you a "fly-on-the-wall" view into their fabulous lives? There's plenty more where that came from on networks' development......
  • HBO documentary pays entertaining tribute to a legend

     
    Studs Terkel was such a Chicago institution that it's hard to believe, two years after his death, that he's really gone. For those who still miss his lively presence as an author, broadcaster and raconteur, 40-minute documentary "Studs Terkel: Listening...
  • Sunday Papers - 3/1/09 - Edition #514

    The Evanston Dance Ensamble is launching their performance of Alice in Wonderland. Lenny Kleinfeld stopped by to talk about his new novel, Shooters and Chasers. Thom Clark from the Community Media Workshop is getting ready for this year's Studs Terkel...
  • 'Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist,' by Bill Ayers

    'Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist,' by Bill Ayers
    Fugitive Days Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist Bill Ayers With a New Afterword by the Author Beacon Press: 316 pp., $15 paper With time running out on his bid for the White House, John McCain used the final presidential debate to play his Bill Ayers...
  • Writers and editors

    Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
  • Sidewalks: New train of thought

    Sidewalks: New train of thought
    If you had met Tony Fitzpatrick when I first met Tony Fitzpatrick, you could never have imagined that he would be alive today, let alone thriving. When I first met him, he was a wild child. This was in 1981, when he grabbed me after a Second City...
  • Chicagoland book club: Naperville area AAUW

    Chicagoland book club: Naperville area AAUW
    One thing to know about your book club: Our book club has been an activity offered to members of the Naperville Area Branch of the American Association of University Women for about 30 years. We take turns meeting in our homes, reviewing and discussing...