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  • Bill Murray's sharp comic touch saves 'Stripes' from a serious case of silliness

    The review was originally publushed in the Chicago Tribune June 30, 1981. Stripes is a male version of "Private Benjamin" with one critical difference. Whereas Goldie Hawn was ignorant about "the ways of the Army" in "Private Benjamin," Private Bill...
  • John Kass: A flickering flame of faith in Sochi's oldest Orthodox church

    SOCHI, Russia -- About the only difficulty I've encountered here, wandering alone, far from the official Winter Olympics staging grounds, has been my inability to speak Russian. Still, I'm able to communicate somewhat effectively, as I often do at home...
  • Third party candidate information

    With the March election around the corner, I was wondering if the Chicago Tribune could provide more coverage on 3rd party candidates. I'd like to know who else is running and what their positions are. I believe a functioning democracy needs informed...
  • Say no to Fast Track

    The Chicago Tribune sharply criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to “give Obama the authority to negotiate trade agreements without meddling from Congress.” (“Obama’s trade push,” Editorial, Feb. 1)...
  • How can we top a Giordano's-Cubs partnership?

    How can we top a Giordano's-Cubs partnership?
    When we posted the story earlier about Giordano's entering into an agreement to become the official pizza of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, we got hungry. And we started to think of toppings. Goat cheese! Yes, goat cheese. That's pretty...
  • John Kass: Does the 'Ring of Steel' gleam in the Russian sun?

    SOCHI, Russia -- What do you do in Sochi? I just arrived here, it's late, I'm exhausted, but I'm going to find out. That is, after I sleep for about a day and a half. The Winter Olympic Games open later this week, protected by a security cordon called...
  • Snowstorms mark winter of discontent for two-thirds of U.S.

    For as much as two-thirds of the United States, this has, indeed, been the winter of our discontent. Even as a harsh storm was dropping as much as 10 inches of snow on parts of the Midwest, especially Kansas, that same system was moving east and was...
  • Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career

     Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career
    As far back as 1968, rising star Christopher Jones — who seemed to have everything at 26, including sensitive good looks, adoring fans and a steady stream of film offers — said he wasn't much devoted to acting. "I think of acting as only a...
  • Ventra's costs put nonprofits in a bind

    Ventra's costs put nonprofits in a bind
    Chicago nonprofit groups that distribute transit cards to tens of thousands of impoverished and ailing clients say they will soon face a dilemma created by the CTA's switch to Ventra: Either they'll have to spend more on transit or cut back on the level...
  • Early wolves on Wall Street in 'Force of Evil'

    Early wolves on Wall Street in 'Force of Evil'
    For the House Un-American Activities Committee, writer and director Abraham Polonsky was easy, ripe-red pickings. He never hid his Marxist ideology or his affiliations with the American Communist party. When the time came to name names, at least for his...
  • For media in Sochi, it's more Potemkin village than Olympic village

    Does Sochi have a Yelp rating yet? If so, the place that Russia promised would be a state-of-the-art Olympics city, the place that would grow into a Slavic Aspen, the Gstaad of the Russian Riviera, would be starless right now. Reporters arriving ahead...