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  • Review: 'Hogtown'

    Review: 'Hogtown'
    The filmmaking culture in Chicago can be a serious frustration. There is an awful lot of leaving. The lure of the coasts is magnetic, and constant. Chicago wouldn't be Chicago without that fact, which has engendered rivers of envy and self-loathing over the decades, in all the arts. Even good work has a way of falling in a forest so that too few people hear it and seek it out.
  • A&E Orders Reality Pilot 'The Big Brew Theory' From Mark Wahlberg

    A&E is still firmly in the Mark Wahlberg business. Building on the success of "Wahlburgers," the network has greenlit a new half-hour reality pilot produced by Wahlberg and set in his native Boston, Variety has confirmed. The project, which has a working...

    A&E Reality Series Orders Tackle Online Dating, Pittsburgh Wiseguys, More

    A&E is expanding its nonfiction programming slate with four new series and four new pilots, including the series ""Godfather of Pittsburgh"," about a Pennsylvania wiseguy with a restaurant and nightclub empire, and "Love Prison," (working title) where...

    Chicago's Clarence Darrow on the death penalty

    Famed Chicago attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) will be honored Sunday, the anniversary of his death, at 10 a..m. at the Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park. A wreath will be tossed on the waters where his ashes were strewn and attendees...