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  • 1991's 'A Rage in Harlem' and other films at the Black Harvest Film Fest

    1991's 'A Rage in Harlem' and other films at the Black Harvest Film Fest
    Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure that does anybody any favors. Quantity seems to be its primary goal, and my top pick of the remaining fest is a screening of "A Rage in Harlem," the 1991 heist comedy starring Robin Givens and Forest Whitaker. More on the film below.
  • Clyde Snow dies at 86; forensic anthropologist read old bones' secrets

    When Clyde Snow testified at the 2006 genocide trial of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the defendant confronted him with a question Snow futilely yearned to answer. As one of the world's foremost forensic anthropologists, the wisecracking, chain-smoking...

    Longtime WGN Radio crime reporter Larry Schreiner dies at age 72

    Longtime WGN Radio crime reporter Larry Schreiner dies at age 72
    Former WGN radio reporter Larry Schreiner, a legendary crime reporter who covered the John Wayne Gacy serial killings, the Palatine murders and the death of Mayor Harold Washington, passed away Thursday night of cardiac arrest, according to his son Mark...

    Review: 'Hannibal's' next course is tastier than the last

    Serial killer dramas are strange and guilty pleasures. Whether penned by a master or cranked out by a hack, there is no beauty and little insight to be gained from the story of an actual socio- or psychopath, beyond the obvious horror that such people...

    Memorial planned for anthropologist who helped identify Gacy victims

    Memorial planned for anthropologist who helped identify Gacy victims
    A memorial service will be held later this year for Clyde Snow, a noted forensic anthropologist who has worked on some of the most famous cases in the world — including in Chicago. Snow, 86, died of lung cancer and emphysema May 16 in Norman,...