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  • Robin Williams: Five performances to remember

    Robin Williams: Five performances to remember
    It wasn't his first film to do so, but the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society" reminded millions that Robin Williams was an actor as well as a comic maelstrom as well as a star. The man introduced to those same millions a decade earlier in "Mork & Mindy"...
  • Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy

    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • Marvin Tate on 'The Amazing Mister Orange'

    Marvin Tate on 'The Amazing Mister Orange'
    Marvin Tate knows the exact moment when poetry became his calling. The North Lawndale native grew up in a home without a TV or radio, where the family entertained one another with songbooks and reading aloud. So it didn't strike him as notable when his...
  • Norva show will be a homecoming for Dead Poet Society singer

    Norva show will be a homecoming for Dead Poet Society singer
    Dead Poet Society is one of the bands on the bill at The Norva in Norfolk on Saturday night in support of The Dead Tapes.  No, Dead Poet Soceity isn't a Robin Williams tribute band doing songs about eccentric teachers and the students who worship them....
  • On non-readers

    On non-readers
    One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read, during a year, no book at all. I picture to myself that reader — non-reader, rather; one man...
  • Robin Williams Death Spurs Sales -- and Piracy -- of His Movies

    News of Robin Williams' suicide this week has led to a predictable surge in sales of digital downloads and DVDs of his most-beloved movies -- along with a spike in pirates swiping films like "Good Will Hunting," "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Morning...
  • Shakespeare dissed by Ira Glass

     Shakespeare dissed by Ira Glass
    If you are not an avid listener to National Public Radio, you may not know Ira Glass. He is the host of the Chicago-based NPR program "This American Life," a weekly hourlong anthology of true-life stories. Generally regarded as one of America's top...
  • Grant Park premiere honors composer's longtime love affair with Chicago

    Grant Park premiere honors composer's longtime love affair with Chicago
    Unless I miss my guess, no American city has done more to advance a composer's international reputation than Chicago has done for William Bolcom in recent decades. Under two successive regimes, Lyric Opera of Chicago has commissioned and premiered three...
  • How Robin Williams Inspired a Generation to Seize the Day

    It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...
  • Robin Williams dies: Six of his movie quotes that matter most

    Robin Williams dies: Six of his movie quotes that matter most
    I started writing this post as an explainer of Robin Williams’ best film lines and how they came to be. But over the course of watching (and re-watching) the clips, something else started to happen. The quotes began to stand for themselves, tell...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...