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  • Mickey Rooney: Son Michael, Hollywood Admirers React to His Death

    Though much of Mickey Rooney's most notable work appeared more than 70 years ago, the Hollywood community remembers him fondly as a hardworking actor who started his career as a child in vaudeville and silent films and was still working until very...
  • France Doesn't Really Care About the Oscars

    I will never take the Oscars for granted again. In the United States, the Academy Awards show is second only to NFL games when it comes to must-see TV -- and within the Hollywood circles I frequented, the Oscars were tops -- so finding a social setting...
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
    Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
  • Farewell to a generous colleague and friend

    Farewell to a generous colleague and friend
    Roger Ebert died Thursday, April 4, 2013. A lousy day. I rue it. But I will always remember Roger’s kindness and his eloquence. I’m not alone there. The loss is instantaneous, the absence crushing. Chicago’s own journalist, film...
  • Roger Ebert career highlights, on page and screen

    Roger Ebert career highlights, on page and screen
    Roger Ebert's passing Thursday at age 70 leaves behind a staggering body of work: He reviewed as many as 285 movies a year, spent decades as a fixture on TV and published 17 books. Following are but a few highlights from his prolific career. Ebert began...
  • Roger Ebert's funeral: 'He had a heart big enough to love all'

    Roger Ebert's funeral: 'He had a heart big enough to love all'
    Roger Ebert was celebrated Monday as a film critic, newspaperman, social-justice soldier, husband, father, grandfather and champion of artists and imagination, but the great cross-section of mourners at his Holy Name Cathedral funeral spoke to a quality...
  • Richard Roeper comments on Roger Ebert's death: 'We became friends before we became television partners'

     
    Following the death of legendary film critic Roger Ebert, his former television partner Richard Roeper reacted to the news on a Chicago radio show....
  • Rahm Emanuel meets his Twitter twin

    When the real Rahm Emanuel stepped into the WLS-AM 890 studio late Wednesday afternoon to meet the man who had impersonated him so effectively and humorously on Twitter, the skies didn't open, and no one got sucked into a time vortex. “Hi, honey,...
  • Young author group abuzz over @MayorEmanuel

    Young author group abuzz over @MayorEmanuel
    News spread quickly after Dan Sinker, the man behind the wildly popular Twitter account @MayorEmanuel, announced Young Chicago Authors as the charity of his choice to receive a $5,000 donation from Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. “The festival director&...
  • Stars turn out for Chicago Film Critics Awards

    Stars turn out  for Chicago Film Critics Awards
    The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...