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  • Review: 'Worth Fighting For' by Rory Fanning

    Review: 'Worth Fighting For' by Rory Fanning
    To kill for your government, you must believe in what you're doing. If you don't, you walk away. And you keep walking. So it went for Chicago resident Rory Fanning. In his new book, "Worth Fighting For," Fanning shares the story of his walk across the...
  • Ferguson coalition asks for agreement on 'rules of engagement' with grand jury ruling near

    ST. LOUIS A coalition of roughly 50 groups, concerned about issues brought to prominence by the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, asked officials Wednesday to agree to "rules of engagement" for protests expected to follow a grand jury decision about...
  • Some voters in Chicago wait 9 hours to vote: 'I just didn't want to be denied'

    Some voters in Chicago wait 9 hours to vote: 'I just didn't want to be denied'
    The speeches were long over and most of the races were called, but Decorda McGee still waited in line at a North Side polling place to cast his ballot. After nine hours, McGee finally voted around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the last person in a long, slow line...
  • Homeless: What others think about Fort Lauderdale's restrictions

    Homeless: What others think about Fort Lauderdale's restrictions
    Readers from outside South Florida weigh in on Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors. Seize the opportunity The law to ban feeding the homeless in public should remain, however, you have a citizen willing to put forth time,...
  • AFI Fest: Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' battles for spotlight

    "American Sniper" had a tough act to follow Tuesday night at AFI Fest. Clint Eastwood's latest film was announced this week as the festival's secret screening just as "Selma" director Ava DuVernay decided to preview her entire Martin Luther King Jr....
  • AFI Fest: 'Selma' upends best picture Oscar race

    AFI Fest: 'Selma' upends best picture Oscar race
    Those standing in line outside Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday night for the 9 p.m. screening of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" heard a loud roar go up from inside the historic building shortly after 8. It was the sound of Ava DuVernay's...
  • Homeless advocate faces mayor on TV, braces for Wednesday run-in with police

    Homeless advocate faces mayor on TV, braces for Wednesday run-in with police
    By moving his regular feeding program from a downtown city park to a nearby church, 90-year-old activist Arnold Abbott dodged a confrontation with police Sunday after being cited twice last week for violating a new city ordinance that outlaws such events....
  • TV Picks: Merv, 'Newsroom,' 'Last Patrol,' 'Worricker,' 'Poirot'

    TV Picks: Merv, 'Newsroom,' 'Last Patrol,' 'Worricker,' 'Poirot'
    "The Merv Griffin Show, 1962-1986" (MPI Home Video). Even for many of us who remember the genuine article, the image of talk show host Merv Griffin is inextricably mixed up with the impression Rick Moranis unleashed on "SCTV": "Oooo, we'llberightback."...
  • Watch: First Trailer for Oprah Winfrey's MLK Biopic 'Selma'

    David Oyelowo looks almost unrecognizable as he steps into the shoes of Martin Luther King Jr. in the first trailer for "Selma." The emotional trailer finds the legendary civil rights activist challenging President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson),...
  • At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling

    At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling
    "A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor, stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in an explosive story of a couple struggling to grow their heating oil business that is part crime saga, part domestic drama. It's very much a New York...
  • Oscar Goes Global With Its 4 Governors Awards Recipients

    On Saturday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow three Honorary Oscars, and one Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The reception will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. In just a few years, the...