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  • Years before court ruling, pop culture shaped same-sex marriage debate

    Years before court ruling, pop culture shaped same-sex marriage debate
    For decades, gays and lesbians were almost invisible in film and television. Homosexuality in the larger culture was draped in code words, and onscreen depictions either disguised gays and lesbians or treated them as objects of ridicule or scorn. Then...
  • Letters to Calendar

    Silver screen is still magic I often wonder just why some people go to the movies [Feedback, June 21]. Personally, I want to escape and laugh and forget about how crazy the world has gotten lately, and a movie like "Spy" is perfect. I think William...
  • Thundercat continues his run on 'The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam'

    Thundercat, "The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam" (Brainfeeder). "Them Changes," the searing funk track from Los Angeles bassist Thundercat, features a crawling rhythm and a freaky bass line both dirty and distorted. At just more than three minutes, the...
  • Academy Museum moves to production with City Council's green light

    The film capital of the world is finally getting a museum to showcase cinema history. On a 13-0 vote, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday gave final approval for a $300-million museum to be built on the former May Co. department store site on...
  • Lance Henriksen's 'oddball' film picks speak to his creative nature

    Lance Henriksen's 'oddball' film picks speak to his creative nature
    Early in his career, Lance Henriksen worked for six months with influential French filmmaker Francois Truffaut when both men acted in director Steven Spielberg's classic 1977 sci-fi fantasy, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Henriksen played Robert,...
  • Openings: Meatloaf Bakery, L'Appetito, The Windsor

     Openings: Meatloaf Bakery, L'Appetito, The Windsor
    The Meatloaf Bakery is slated to open its second location this week in the French Market (131 N. Clinton St., 312-575-0306). Geared toward commuters, the menu comprises easily portable eats, such as meatloaf cupcakes ($7.95-$9.95) and pre-packed Loafies,...
  • Taste of Chicago economics: Good for food vendors?

     Taste of Chicago economics: Good for food vendors?
    The venerable Taste of Chicago — happening July 8-12 — is inarguably a convenient way to sample a lot of local foods in an enclosed space. Rarely though is the question asked: Is the Taste a good deal for the vendors? Here we attempt to answer...
  • Taste of Chicago preview: Pizza to doughnuts to wurst

     Taste of Chicago preview: Pizza to doughnuts to wurst
    When the first Taste of Chicago set up on a stretch of Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ohio Street 35 years ago, 36 food vendors showed up to dispense ribs, egg rolls, gyros and more. It was such a huge success, the event moved to Grant Park...
  • Independent Spirits in Edgewater champions small distilleries, wineries

    Independent Spirits in Edgewater champions small distilleries, wineries
    A framed poster, "The Periodic Table of Scotch Whisky," sits behind the counter at Independent Spirits in Edgewater. For proprietor Scott Crestodina, the squares of pseudo-chemical data — malt, grain and blended whisky distilleries color-coded by...
  • Eat this: blueberry peach pocket pastry at Fritz

     Eat this: blueberry peach pocket pastry at Fritz
    An array of nostalgia treats tempt the taste buds at Fritz Pastry, the vegan-friendly bakeshop that recently moved to a new location in Lincoln Park, near the intersection of Lincoln and Webster avenues. But for those craving a frosted, fruit-filled...
  • Review: 'Fresh Dressed' checks out the why of what gets worn

     Review: 'Fresh Dressed' checks out the why of what gets worn
    Given the demand for today's latest "It" label and status accessories, and the constant push by media toward the next must-have purchase, a film that approaches clothing from a timeless point of view is a welcome respite from the exhausting cycle of...