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  • Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party

    Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party
    Swirling searchlights lit up the sky in front of the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for its 12th annual Academy Awards viewing party on Feb. 22. Themed "Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration," this year's event attracted 270 guests and was co-chaired by GSFC advisory board members Michelle Cucchiaro and David Martin.
  • 11 on-screen love stories you will love

    While watching the Oscars this year, something occurred to me. Maybe it's because I'm a love and relationships columnist and therefore sensitive to what movie producers think the public wants to see on the big screen, but I found it interesting that not...

    Twitter as America's conscience

    Denizens of social media were rankled during last Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards. Or so we are told by the minders of buzz. Penn, just...

    Scarlett Johansson says there's nothing 'creepy' about Travolta

    Scarlett Johansson is defending John Travolta and calls the image of him kissing her on the Academy Awards red carpet "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was totally sweet and totally welcome." In an exclusive statement to...

    Scarlett Johansson defends Travolta's Oscars kiss: 'Totally sweet and totally welcome'

    Scarlett Johansson is defendng John Travolta's impromptu kiss on the Oscars red carpet  Sunday. Settle down, folks. "The Avengers" star said there was nothing strange about the encounter — though many social media users (and anyone with working...