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  • 2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren
    Nelson Algren used to write books in and about Chicago. Though his name and reputation have diminished over the last decades, he lingers in the shadows. The Tribune has presented yearly literary awards for short stories in his name since 1981, though some of the winners have not read a word of Algren's work. There is a yearly birthday celebration in his honor thrown by the Nelson Algren Committee since 1989, but it attracts only a few dozen devotees.
  • Claude Sautet: The Things of Life

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Lumiere Festival's Claude Sautet retrospective is being presented under the banner "The Age of Sautet (1960-95)," and that just about says it all. In the years he was active, few French directors better channeled the spirit...

    Music tastemaker Gary Calamar of KCRW makes an EP of his own work

    Music tastemaker Gary Calamar of KCRW makes an EP of his own work
    Every aspiring musician needs someone to believe in their songs. KCRW-FM DJ Gary Calamar, who is also one of Hollywood's most respected music supervisors, has been that person for countless bands, placing their tracks in television shows such as "True...

    Michael Rooker shines in dark roles

    Michael Rooker shines in dark roles
    Actor Michael Rooker stood in his hotel suite's bathroom staring at a coffee cup with the concentration of a jeweler inspecting a diamond. "You want to know how I act?" he asked in his trademark deep growl before holding the cup under a running faucet....

    Louder Than a Bomb about to blow up

    Louder Than a Bomb about to blow up
    A noted Chicago poet named Carl Sandburg once wrote, "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on the way," and so there sat one evening last week a somewhat less well-known Chicago poet named Kevin Coval, who is certainly on his way. If...