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  • Worker dies in accident on Taiwanese film lot being prepared for Scorsese movie

    A worker was killed in an accident Thursday at a Taiwanese film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie, media reports said. Taiwan's Central News Agency said Chen Yu-lung was killed and two other men were injured when...
  • Wesleyan Giving Michael Price, Lin-Manuel Miranda Honorary Degrees

    Wesleyan Giving Michael Price, Lin-Manuel Miranda Honorary Degrees
    What do Lin-Manuel Miranda and Michael Price have in common? Yes, they're both major figures in musical theater and have earned Tony Awards. But also, on May 24 both men will receive honorary degrees from Wesleyan University in Middletown. In 2002...
  • Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica

    Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica
    A mock U.N. made up of Angelenos, contemporary art from artists with roots in the Middle East, the early erotic works of Tom of Finland, and Larry Clark’s photos for sale — cheap. Plus: textile-like paintings, a group show about love and war,...
  • Weekend preview: It's time to party, and we will party hard

    Weekend preview: It's time to party, and we will party hard
    This is a super weekend for spectacle, for blood, sweat and beers, for properly firm balls. This is a weekend for Andrew W.K. Performance artist, headbanger, preacher man Andrew W.K. is touring the land, a white-denim evangelist for a collective...
  • Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear

    For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small...
  • 10 things you might not know about racy movies

    10 things you might not know about racy movies
    "Fifty Shades of Grey" premieres Feb. 13. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, it is "rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language." Unusual behavior? We've got...
  • Sundance 2015: 'Dope,' 'Earl' and the festival of many bets

    Sundance 2015: 'Dope,' 'Earl' and the festival of many bets
    The coming-of-age movie is as natural a sight at Sundance as traffic, late-night screenings and James Franco. But this year the festival seems to be doubling down on the stuff. As the 2015 edition of the preeminent U.S. film gathering wraps up this...
  • One witty animated short rides ahead of the Oscar pack

    One witty animated short rides ahead of the Oscar pack
    I have no idea which of this year's five nominated animated short films will win an Academy Award on Feb. 22. But if I ran the zoo, the prize would go to "Me and My Moulton," 14 minutes of sheer pleasure from writer-director Torill Kove. The "Oscar-...
  • 5 academy contenders span not only globe, but also styles

    5 academy contenders span not only globe, but also styles
    As an oddly shaped, highly stimulating gang of five, this year's Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action slate comprises a couple of hours of cinema more worthwhile than 90 percent of what's out there at the moment. Therefore you should see the program...
  • Another Swanberg makes her mark in film

    Another Swanberg makes her mark in film
    You may note this column does not begin with a Park City, Utah, dateline. While the annual Sundance Film Festival wraps this weekend in Park City, I am here in Chicago, and it's a peculiar thing watching the latest film by a Chicago writer-director here,...
  • Vegas-set 'Wild Card' draws an, oh, so predictable hand

    Vegas-set 'Wild Card' draws an, oh, so predictable hand
    Do you know what happens when you push a bone-breaking jujitsu expert to the, well, breaking point? Action, baby, action, and the bodies they do pile up like presents under the tree in the new action movie "Wild Card." Jason Statham stars as Nick Wild,...