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  • Oscars 2013: Ang Lee is worthy, but better than Steven Spielberg?

    Oscars 2013: Ang Lee is worthy, but better than Steven Spielberg?
    Now that the dust has settled and cold reality has replaced airy speculation, it's clearer than ever that as far as the 2013 best picture Oscar was concerned, Hollywood's directors gave and took away. Not content with being the powers on the set, the...
  • Oscars show review: Despite Adele, Michelle Obama, telecast is dull

    Oscars show review: Despite Adele, Michelle Obama, telecast is dull
    Well, that didn't work. Despite the valiant efforts of Adele, Barbra Streisand and a surprisingly witty Daniel Day-Lewis, not to mention a last-minute surprise appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama as co-presenter of the best picture award, touted...
  • Oh, How I Miss Joan Rivers' Bad Manners On The Red Carpet

    I attended the Academy Awards this year, as I usually do. For the record I was wearing a gray T-shirt and a pair of plaid flannel pajama bottoms from the Ocean State Job Lot collection. I looked fabulous, at least that's what the person doing the...
  • The Oscars telecast's rocky road

    The Oscars telecast's rocky road
    Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
  • Tony Kushner's Chicago visit a virtual event for most

    Tony Kushner's Chicago visit a virtual event for most
    This Friday at 4 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner will pay a visit to one of his favorite Chicago haunts. In the spirit of the movie “Lincoln,” which Kushner wrote and which revels in the...
  • TV review: 'Killing Lincoln' all over again

    TV review: 'Killing Lincoln' all over again
    America's fascination with Abraham Lincoln seems nearly limitless--Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is an Oscar favorite, Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book "Team of Rivals," on which Spielberg's film is partly based, remains on the New York Times bestseller...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know

    Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know
    The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
  • Another Error In 'Lincoln,' But It's OK

    Correction: Although not constitutionally required to do so, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment after its passage. The suggestion in this piece that he did not sign it is incorrect . With Oscar night a week away, America's newest indoor...
  • Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack

    Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack
    A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season. According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...
  • A taste of freedom

    A taste of freedom
    On New Year's Day 1863, Quinn Chapel, a black church in Chicago, hosted a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. According to the Tribune's account, after Scripture was read and the choir sang, J. Stanley recited a poem he'd written for the...
  • A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots

    A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots
    On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say: OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...