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  • Passover – a holiday for freedom lovers

    My Christian friends, alerted by the media, are full of Passover questions. I happily explain that it's a celebration of freedom commemorating the flight from Egypt of 600,000 barefoot, fractious Israelite slaves led by a law giver, warrior, priest,...
  • Piracy of Oscar-Winning Films Pops Post-Show

    If there is a bright side to piracy, it's a useful tool for gauging consumer appetite -- which might hearten the studios hoping the Academy Awards provide a bump to films as they make their way to homevideo. The big night did drive sizable spikes in...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • 'Calvary,' 'Byzantium,' 'Philomena' Lead the Field at Irish Film and TV Awards

    CANNES - "Calvary," "Byzantium" and "Philomena" were the biggest winners at the Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin, with each film taking three awards. Guests at the event, which was hosted by the Irish Film and Television Academy, included...
  • Kingsley Guy: 'SoulCry!' brings trafficking to personal level

    The scope of sex slavery throughout the world is staggering. Some estimate the number of sex slaves at more than 20 million, mainly female children and young women. Sex slavery is most prevalent in developing countries, but it exists in wealthy nations as...
  • Review: 'Every Day Is for the Thief' by Teju Cole

    Review: 'Every Day Is for the Thief' by Teju Cole
    To be a tourist in one's home: It's the very definition of the uncanny. Teju Cole's novella "Every Day Is for the Thief," written and first published in Africa in 2007 and now getting its first stateside release, focuses on a Nigerian-American medical...
  • As Santeria grows and evolves, the increasing focus on Africa opens rifts among the sects

    OSOGBO, Nigeria The worshippers flock from Miami, Venezuela, Brazil and other far-flung destinations on their pilgrimage into the heartland of the tribal faith. Alexandre Texiera Ramos flew from Sao Paolo to Lagos, then drove five hours to this dusty,...
  • FILM REVIEW: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

    FILM REVIEW: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
    Half of a Yellow Sun Directed by Biyi Bandele Opens at the New African Films Festival at the AFI Silver Theatre March 13; additional screening March 16, followed by discussion with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -------------------- In many ways, ...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Power Play" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte, $28). An examination of how two CEOs operate and the risks they take at the pinnacle of power. Last week: — 2. "The Bootlegger" by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Putnam, $27.95)....
  • 'Flyin' West' at International City Theatre

    'Flyin' West' at International City Theatre
    Although a bit hyperbolic at times, Pearl Cleage's period drama, “Flyin' West,” now at the International City Theatre in Long Beach, is nonetheless a ripping good yarn that excites our sympathies throughout. The action transpires in the...
  • Entitlement programs become addictive

    Until about 150 years ago, our nation engaged in the despicable act of human trafficking — slavery. Many lives were lost in that great struggle to rid our nation of that abomination and firmly unite us under one flag and one Constitution. While...
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    All the movies represented in today’s Movie Quote Quiz are connected by a common theme. Once you identify that – and it may be a little trickier than you suppose – it will make it easier to match the rest......