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  • 'Citizenfour' a compelling look at Edward Snowden's actions

    'Citizenfour' a compelling look at Edward Snowden's actions
    Be afraid. Be very afraid. This in essence is the message of "Citizenfour," Laura Poitras' highly anticipated documentary on Edward Snowden's decision to expose the National Security Agency's ravenous appetite for clandestinely collecting the personal...
  • Emerson Spartz talks (quickly) about creating a life without distractions

     Emerson Spartz talks (quickly) about creating a life without distractions
    Emerson Spartz has read so many books — a book a day for much of his early adulthood — that authors have run out of new ideas for him. Spartz dropped out of middle school at age 12 and developed his own course work, supplemented by his...
  • 2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren
    Nelson Algren used to write books in and about Chicago. Though his name and reputation have diminished over the last decades, he lingers in the shadows. The Tribune has presented yearly literary awards for short stories in his name since 1981, though some...
  • Do you trust your government on Ebola?

    As I write this column, two health care workers in Dallas have come down with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from West Africa and died from the disease. By the time you read it, there will most likely be more cases. Still, there'...
  • William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'

    William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'
    To my surprise, before a May interview with William H. Macy about his big-screen directorial debut “Rudderless,” I was told the veteran actor and newbie filmmaker wouldn’t be able to talk much about the film’s plot. The movie,...
  • Neophytes should tread carefully in real estate investing

    Neophytes should tread carefully in real estate investing
    Q: I am a huge fan of Ilyce's radio show and have several questions concerning commercial real estate investment. I recently found several interesting investments listed on a website. The most favorable property is about 40 miles from my own residence....
  • The rollicking birth of the birth control pill [Commentary]

    The rollicking birth of the birth control pill [Commentary]
    Author Jonathan Eig recalls hearing a rabbi say in a sermon that The Pill was the most important invention of the 20th century and scoffing at that declaration. He could think of half a dozen inventions more important. And besides, who invented it? If...
  • Panetta bites hand that fed him

    Four of the best years of my life were spent working for California's Jerry Brown, during his first turn as governor. Among my most vivid memories of those days were private sessions, usually late at night, where a few of us staffers would engage with the...
  • Consolidating from many investment properties to one

    Consolidating from many investment properties to one
    Q: I'm enjoying your "Intentional Investor: How to Be Wildly Successful in Real Estate" series. In the series, you talk about developing an exit strategy for real estate. Regarding the concept of an "exit strategy," I realize that the standard plan is...
  • Oscar voters greet 'Gone Girl' with a shrug

    David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” the murder-mystery about a missing wife that doubles (for some) as a bleakly funny portrait of modern marriage at its worst, packed the 1,012-seat Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Saturday night as motion picture...
  • The making of 'Amazing Grace: The Musical,' and of the hymn

     The making of 'Amazing Grace: The Musical,' and of the hymn
    Despite its bucolic name, the quiet hamlet of Sandy Point Town, St. Kitts, on a friendly island in the West Indies, has a history written in blood. In the 18th century, Sandy Point offered Caribbean Sea shelter to the oft-battered slave ships that plied...