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  • Review: 'Sex Tape' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'Sex Tape' &#9733 1/2
    Like "2001: A Space Odyssey," Jake Kasdan's "Sex Tape" is a grim cautionary fable about the evils of technology, in this case pitting its desperate protagonists against an unseen force people refer to as "the cloud." Unlike "2001," it's also a stupid,...
  • Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award
    Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel. She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...
  • Niche marketing at Bottlefork

    Niche marketing at Bottlefork
    What do you get when you put a four-star chef in a one-star concept? In the case of Bottlefork, you get a solid two stars. I thought chef/partner Kevin Hickey (who pulled down four stars as chef at the late Ritz-Carlton Dining Room) was crazy for...
  • Merchandise Mart lobby murals come back to life

    Merchandise Mart lobby murals come back to life
    For the past 21/2 months, five nights a week, Amber Schabdach, senior paintings conservator for the Conservation Center, wrapped small sticks in cotton, creating makeshift Q-tips. Then she climbed onto a hydraulic lift and rose 20 feet in the air. There...
  • An unforgettable conversation with Charlie Haden

    An unforgettable conversation with Charlie Haden
    The voice on the phone was practically unrecognizable and difficult to understand, but the name was unmistakable. Charlie Haden, one of the most revered bassists in jazz history and a musician I had covered for decades, was calling. Of course I...
  • 'Matador' mixes soccer, spies and sangria in fun retro style

    'Matador' mixes soccer, spies and sangria in fun retro style
    You've got another four years to wait for the FIFA World Cup, and a year for the Women's World Cup, but you won't have to wait very long at all for "Matador," a spy story with a soccer setting and Latin twist and the second original series from Robert...
  • 'Stravinsky in Hollywood' an illuminating look at his L.A. years

    'Stravinsky in Hollywood' an illuminating look at his L.A. years
    In his fascinating new hour-long documentary, "Stravinsky in Hollywood," made for European television and now released on DVD by C-Major, Marco Capalbo begins with the oft-quoted statistic that Igor Stravinsky lived in West Hollywood longer than he had...
  • Canada's 'Backpackers' and 'Seed' come home to roost at CW

    Canada's 'Backpackers' and 'Seed' come home to roost at CW
    It is the season when TV series fly south from Canada to roost on American television, and come Monday, the CW has got two for you. Both are comedies. One, developed from a Web series, is aimed squarely at the young; the other is for the rest of you. In...
  • NVAM show displays the surrealism of war

    NVAM show displays the surrealism of war
    How to make sense of war? Between the daily news and the history books, war is mostly explained in terms of religious difference, power struggle, economic imbalance and historical injustice. This is as true for the recent actions of the Islamic State, the...
  • Beethoven Festival, CCM must rethink their mission to survive

    Beethoven Festival, CCM must rethink their mission to survive
    While funding woes are the root of the problems recently afflicting two esteemed Chicago musical institutions, the Beethoven Festival and the Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM), there's another way of looking at those problems. The former organization...
  • James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser

     James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser
    The Ravinia Festival is obliging its North Shore constituency with several weeks of broadly appealing orchestral fare to kick off the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's annual residency. Few soloists in the classical realm are better equipped to provide value...