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  • Greg Schwem: One wrong turn from changing history

    Pope Francis recently completed his first international trip, a weeklong jaunt to Brazil that included adulation, spirituality and, if you were the pontiff's chauffeur, utter embarrassment. Francis' driver, you may have heard, took a wrong turn while...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • 'The Armstrong Lie' is a telling look at athlete's spin cycle

    'The Armstrong Lie' is a telling look at athlete's spin cycle
    The constant clash of the Lance Armstrong mythology versus medal-stripped reality gives a surreal quality to Alex Gibney's clear-eyed documentary "The Armstrong Lie." It's all fascinating watching, starting with exceptional race footage that captures...
  • 10 things you might not know about bicycles

    10 things you might not know about bicycles
    By most accounts, the Divvy bike-sharing program has had a strong start, but it's likely to face a major test as it goes through its first Chicago winter. The Italian pro cycling team Lampre-Merida has its own share of troubles after more than 100 bikes...
  • Letters: Let's see what happens in 2014

    As we finish off 2013, here are a few things I'd like to see in the sports world for the New Year: •An official announcement from the NFL that Los Angeles will finally have a team again (preferably the Rams, back where they belong). The end of...
  • Filmmaker, disillusioned, slows Armstrong documentary's roll ★★ 1/2

    Filmmaker, disillusioned, slows Armstrong documentary's roll ★&#9733 1/2
    A lying sack of sponsorship, world champion cyclist Lance Armstrong at his peak successfully beat back accusations from the "haters" (his word) in the press, and his rivals on the circuit, regarding his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. On the...
  • Video/Q&A: Director Alex Gibney compares Lance Armstrong, Eliot Spitzer and Julian Assange

    Video/Q&A: Director Alex Gibney compares Lance Armstrong, Eliot Spitzer and Julian Assange
    When director Alex Gibney was making an uplifting movie about Lance Armstrong’s 2009 comeback—before the confirmation of rumors about the champion cyclist’s doping and before Gibney remade the film into “The Armstrong Lie,”...
  • Why Top Docu Directors Felt the Need to Appear in Their Own Films

    Robert J. Flaherty's 1922 "Nanook of the North" set the standard for documentaries: An impartial filmmaker points his camera at a subject to give audiences a glimpse into a different world. It eventually emerged that Flaherty staged had some scenes, and...
  • Lance Armstrong team director Johan Bruyneel to face arbitration, report says

    According to website roadcycling.com, Johan Bruyneel, who was Lance Armstrong's team sports director through all his Tour de France wins, along with former team doctors Pedro Celaya and Jose Marti will have an arbitration hearing with USADA, the United...
  • 'The Armstrong Lie' Filmmakers Felt Betrayed by Lance Armstrong

    Filmmakers Alex Gibney, Matt Tolmach and Frank Marshall had completed their Lance Armstrong comeback flick when doping allegations began rolling in against the famed cyclist again, and he finally admitted to cheating. As the seven-time Tour de France...
  • Dining Out: Sweetsalt might just prove good for your health

    Dining Out: Sweetsalt might just prove good for your health
    Looking like a fine boulangerie in southern France, Sweetsalt Food Shop is a study in white marble, pewter, vintage silverware and cafe tables. The front window is filled with footed plates piled high with beautiful macarons, bars, bundt cakes and pies....
  • Studiocanal Boards Stephen Frears' Cycling Project

    Paris-based major Studiocanal is joining forces with Working Title to produce Stephen Frears' untitled cycling project toplining Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong. Studiocanal is set to fully-finance, distribute in its territories (France, U.K., Germany,...