| May 2, 2014
| 1:54 PM
In New York City in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when city laws made it illegal to serve gay patrons or hire gay employees, it took a lot of money and clout for a gay establishment to stay ahead of the vice police and remain open.
The city's entrenched...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 41 students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities, and 10 students from foreign universities, as finalists in its annual Student Academy Awards competition.
The Student Academy Awards were...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
MADRID - Tribeca winner "Manos Sucias," a pioneering U.S.-Colombia production exec-produced by Spike Lee, has been acquired for worldwide sales by 6 Sales in the run-up to Cannes.
WME Global is handling the picture's U.S. sale.
The feature debut of U.S....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Lorenzo Semple Jr. was one of the hottest screenwriters in Hollywood in the 1970s and '80s, working on star-studded films such as "Papillon," with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman; "Three Days of the Condor," headlined by Robert Redford; and "Never Say...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:03 PM
The ax has finally fallen.
In the wake of the NFL's independent investigation into the Miami Dolphins' locker room culture the team has fired offensive line coach Jim Turner, and long-time trainer Kevin O'Neill for apparently overlooking behavior that...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Here is what Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross concluded after reading the 144 page report the NFL's independent investigators produced after exploring Jonathan Martin's workplace harassment claims.
“Today, I received the final report from NFL...
| Mar 9, 2014
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Calling the NCAA "a dictatorship," former Northwestern football player Kain Colter joined national labor leaders in Chicago to announce that the newly formed College Athletes Players Association had petitioned the regional office of the National Labor...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Sherwin B. Nuland, physician and author of the book "How We Die," died Monday at his home in Hamden, Conn., at age 83. He had been afflicted with prostate cancer, his daughter Amelia Nuland said.
An unsentimental and bracing look at death, "How We Die"...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...