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  • Movie meals: He's always Abe Froman to me

    Movie meals: He's always Abe Froman to me
    "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" turns 25 this week. For those who don't remember the 1986 John Hughes movie, it's about a day in the life of Grace (Edie McClurg), the loyal and life-affirming secretary to the harried principal of a suburban Chicago high...
  • Gen X women, young for their age

    Gen X women, young for their age
    Much has been made this year about the behemoth baby boom generation reaching retirement age. But another significant milestone is slipping past a bit more quietly yet with noticeable impact. The first wave of Gen-Xers has rounded 40, and they are...
  • Talk about the devil dancing: Nancy Grace gets ABC's 'Stars' for being bad

    Talk about the devil dancing: Nancy Grace gets ABC's 'Stars' for being bad
    I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day. But ... I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...
  • Popular 'Jukebox' returns to Marriotts Ridge for 7th season

    Popular 'Jukebox' returns to Marriotts Ridge for 7th season
    With the first beat of the opening number from "Jukebox," the audience roars its approval, as it does for virtually everything that unfolds onstage when Marriotts Ridge High School puts on its zany music and dance revue every October. At least that's...
  • Best Bets for Friday, Sept. 16, 2011: Atmosphere and OMD

    Best Bets for Friday, Sept. 16, 2011: Atmosphere and OMD
    ATMOSPHERE This year has been a good one for middle-aged white rappers. In May, the Beastie Boys releasedHot Sauce¿ Committee Part Two, the group’s eighth album, and best since 1994’s Ill Communication. That it sat on a shelf for two years...
  • Edward Burns returns to his roots

    Edward Burns returns to his roots
    About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
  • Molly Ringwald taps into 'When It Happens to You'

    Molly Ringwald taps into 'When It Happens to You'
    Picture a film shoot somewhere in Canada. On one side of a swimming pool, the gear, the crew and most of the cast; on the other side, Molly Ringwald. They're shooting the rest of the scene before her part, so she sits on a box to wait. She begins...
  • The Writefast Club

    The Writefast Club
    The conversation segued from book to book, ranging from Elizabeth Strout's “Olive Kitteridge” to the works of Philip Roth, over coffee in the Palmer House café. Molly Ringwald had come to Chicago late this spring to support 826CHI, a non-...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Sweet six becomes final four

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Sweet six becomes final four
    (With indefatigable recapper Amy Watts on the road this week, Diane Trap steps up to the plate in her stead.) Cat Deeley is wearing a shiny mosaic dress, like an elegant '70s shower stall. The six remaining dancers open with a routine set to "Scream"...
  • The punks and the godfathers

    The punks and the godfathers
    Post-punk glory comes to Miami in the form of the Psychedelic Furs, playing 8 p.m. Sunday at Grand Central. The band gained popularity for its John Hughes-era hits, including "Pretty in Pink" and "Heartbreak Beat." The Lemonheads will open. Tickets cost...
  • Film review: A win for the 'Dark Horse'

    Film review: A win for the 'Dark Horse'
    It may be too obvious an intro, but filmmaker Todd Solondz — whose new film “Dark Horse” opens next week — could himself be considered a dark horse. His films have a strong following at festivals and in art houses, but they are too...