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  • Border drones and labor-bots: Alex Rivera's prescient 'Sleep Dealer'

    Border drones and labor-bots: Alex Rivera's prescient 'Sleep Dealer'
    Filmmaker Alex Rivera had the idea for his sci-fi movie "Sleep Dealer" back in 1997. At the time, he envisioned a future in which wars were fought via drone, the water supply was privatized by corporations and eager young workers at the Mexican border...
  • Tickets for special Rick Bayless dinners on sale at 10 a.m. today

    Tickets for special Rick Bayless dinners on sale at 10 a.m. today
    Rick Bayless will square off against three other top chefs in a friendly battle of Mexican food and drink at Mod Mex & Mod Mix, a two-day event taking place Sept. 13 and 14 at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.). Tickets for the events ($95 on...
  • More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.

    More than rumors drive Central American youths toward U.S.
    A couple of weeks ago, sisters Karen and Sindy Laucel joined the exodus of youths from Central America, hoping to reconnect with their mother, who had left this farming village a decade ago in search of work in the U.S. With so many heading north, now...
  • Film Review: 'Stray Dog'

    You may think you know Ron "Stray Dog" Hall from the early scenes of his namesake documentary: A paunchy, sixtysomething Missouri Vietnam vet, Hall is first seen hanging around the trailer park with his fellow biker buddies, chain-smoking and sipping from...
  • Francisco Goldman maps 'The Interior Circuit'

    Francisco Goldman maps 'The Interior Circuit'
    Francisco Goldman's "The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle" is so sneakily brilliant it's hard to put into words. Part travelogue, part memoir, part reportage on Mexican politics and the scourge of narco-terrorism, it is also, in the finest sense,...
  • Marine jailed in Mexico on weapons charges is subject of Fox News show

    Marine jailed in Mexico on weapons charges is subject of Fox News show
    With his court hearing just days away, Fox News plans an hour-long special Friday night on a Marine reservist jailed in Mexico on weapons charges. The special, hosted by Greta Van Susteren and titled "Wrong Turn: Marine Held in Mexico," will feature...
  • In Mexico, water fight underscores distrust of government

    The church bells rang out, a normal occurrence in a community where the sound usually beckoned residents to weddings, funerals or religious services. But the clanging on this morning was different: frenetic, insistent, relentless. The sound signaled...
  • Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says

    Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says
    The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank. The...
  • Moment of Friday: Turning weapons into music, from singer Ceci Bastida

    Moment of Friday: Turning weapons into music, from singer Ceci Bastida
    In the song "Una Vez Más," (One More Time), Ceci Bastida sings from the point of a view of a school shooter. "If you dare to insult me one more time, you'll see how I get my revenge," she sings (in Spanish) to a hum of snare drums and synthesizers. "One,...
  • 6.9 quake hits Mexico and Central America

    6.9 quake hits Mexico and Central America
    A powerful earthquake jolted a wide section of southern Mexico and Central America early Monday, killing at least three people and damaging dozens of buildings in Guatemala.   The 6.9 quake was felt as far north as Mexico City, through central Guatemala...
  • Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 million returned to Venezuela

    Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 million returned to Venezuela
    CARACAS (Reuters) - A painting believed to be a 1925 work by French artist Henri Matisse worth around $3 million was returned to Venezuela from the United States on Monday more than a decade after it was stolen from a museum in Caracas, Venezuela's...
  • Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border

    Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border
    Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...