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  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • Famous Chicagoans share their selfies

    Famous Chicagoans share their selfies
    Selfie: Pictures taken of oneself while holding the camera at arm's length. — Urban Dictionary Syllabification: sel·fie Pronunciation: /¿self¿ (also selfy) noun (plural selfies) informal A photograph that one has taken of oneself,...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'The Mysteries of Laura's' Trending is Revealed, Levine's Voice Takes 'Fallon' to the Top

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (see the film version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Judah Friedlander brings his stand-up comedy act to Chicago

    Judah Friedlander brings his stand-up comedy act to Chicago
    Judah Friedlander never breaks character. That's not easy to do when that character is essentially your actual personality. Or, wait. Would that make it even simpler? Regardless, what you see is exactly what and who you get: a wacky-yet-controlled...
  • Mailbag: Civic openness? Only in the land of Orwell

    In the Sept. 3 article "Costa Mesa council discusses proposed $24.7M employee contract", I was quoted as saying "COIN is an Orwellian lie." From Wikipedia, "'Orwellian' is an adjective describing the situation, idea or societal condition that George...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: Furious Facebook Activity Drives 'Fast 7' to Top While 'St. Vincent' Rides TIFF Wave

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Golden Era'

    The whens, wheres and wherefores of Chinese writer Xiao Hong's brief but influential life are exhaustively considered in Ann Hui's ambitious, lustrously mounted biopic "The Golden Era" -- it's the life itself that's missing. , this three-hour endurance...
  • For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better

    For college textbooks, newer -- and pricier -- isn't always better
    At Cal State Stanislaus, computer science faculty maintain a small library of textbooks so students don't have to buy them. Chico State history professor Susan Green invites former students to sell their used textbooks to new arrivals on the first day...
  • Variety to Publish Weekly TV and Film Fan Engagement Measurement Combining All Major Digital Platforms

    Committed to helping the entertainment industry understand how consumers are engaging with U.S. content, Variety will begin publishing a new measurement of TV/film-related fan activity across all major digital platforms. Each week, ListenFirst Media will...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'Kimmel' Snags Top Spot With a Little Help From His 'Friends'

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (the Film version launches this Thursday). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures...
  • The Biblioracle: Picking up 'Hitchhiker's Guide' again

    The Biblioracle: Picking up 'Hitchhiker's Guide' again
    I'm pleased to announce a new occasional feature in this space. I'm calling it, "But does it hold up?" I'm motivated by some recent face-to-face Biblioracling where after hearing the list of recent reads (which included Christopher Moore and Terry...