Story | Apr 29, 2014 | 9:41 AM
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Column | Jul 31, 2014 | 10:19 AMBetter than average historical fiction, "Half of a Yellow Sun" (now in a week's run at the Siskel Film Center) takes its cruelly hopeful title from the flag of Biafra depicting the upper half of a rising sun against bold stripes of red, black and green. Biafra was its own secessionist republic from 1967 to 1970, breaking away from the endlessly fracturing and reforming Nigerian government. Some 30,000 died in the civil war during those years, and against this swirl of political history novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie set her 2006 book, lately adapted and directed for the screen by Biyi Bandele.
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In a Broadway season without obvious awards frontrunners, musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" led the pack of Tony Awards nominees with ten nods, including one for new tuner and two competing noms for lead musical actor. "Hedwig and the...
Story | Apr 30, 2014 | 4:00 AM