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  • Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
    Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
  • Michael Clarke Duncan dies; Oscar-nominated 'Green Mile' star was 54

    Michael Clarke Duncan, the tall and massively built actor with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama "The Green Mile," died Monday. He was 54....
  • Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'

    Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'
    Dear Abby: "What would you do with a man who refuses to use a deodorant, seldom bathes, and doesn't even own a toothbrush?" "Absolutely nothing," she replied. The wry answer from Abigail Van Buren — the pen name of Pauline Friedman Phillips...
  • Andy Williams dies at 84; 'Moon River' singer

    Andy Williams dies at 84; 'Moon River' singer
    Andy Williams' signature hit song from the early 1960s was no accident of timing. Audrey Hepburn sang it first in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and it was nominated for an Oscar. But when the producers of the Academy Awards show asked...
  • Remembering Roger Ebert through his books

    Remembering Roger Ebert through his books
    After surviving a disfiguring bout of cancer, Roger Ebert was felled by the disease Wednesday at age 70. He had announced just days before that a new cancer had been found and that he was going to write, and tweet, a little less. The Pulitzer Prize-...
  • Citizen to the rescue!

     
    Feel-good local tale, new state gun law and Florida tragedy share a common theme Wednesday's print column Gary Dailey is a hero. Full stop. You can say he acted rashly, even a bit recklessly on the night of July 4......
  • Free Neil

     
    Lori Rackl reports: Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg's new memoir "You Were Never in Chicago" can be yours for free -- at least the e-book version. The University of Chicago Press is making Steinberg's seventh book available, gratis, in...
  • Roger Ebert: A look back at five reviews of fan-favorite films

     
    Film criticism lost a singularly significant voice Thursday with the death of Pulitzer Prize winner Roger Ebert, who lost his ......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Obama says he's 'absolutely convinced' Illinois should legalize gay-marriage

     
    At nearly the last hour, President Barack Obama last night issued a strong endorsement to legislation in Illinois that would legalize same-sex marriage. In a speech at a private fundraiser last night in Chicago, Obama said: Here in Illinois, we've......
  • Open thread: The weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • Disrespecting the Chicago Sky

     
    From today's Chicago Sun-Times: For those not up on their marginally popular local professional sports, the Chicago Fire is the men's Major League Soccer team....