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  • Oprah sat Chicago down and said, 'It's over.'

    Oprah sat Chicago down and said, 'It's over.'
    It was a slow breakup — the kind you know is coming but neither side wants to initiate. Then Tuesday arrived, the day when procrastination met realization. Oprah Winfrey formally broke up with Chicago. Winfrey announced to her remaining staff at...
  • Harpo Studios to close in December, official says

    Harpo Studios to close in December, official says
    It's a wrap for Harpo Studios in Chicago. The facility, which Oprah Winfrey opened in 1990 to house her talk show empire, helped turn Chicago into a bustling television center and the West Loop into a resurgent urban neighborhood. But on Tuesday, she...
  • Winfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago to close in December

    Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California. Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey...
  • Phil Rosenthal's Margin Call takes on Oprah, McDonald's and the Cubs

    Harpo Studios' pending closure should be no surprise. Still it doesn't bode well for Chicago's bid to become home to the Oprah library. Police stations are being used as a "safe haven" to complete transactions arranged on Craigslist. The secure...
  • Oprah departs

    Oprah departs
    Oprah Winfrey, the queen of everything Oprah, announced she is shutting down'Harpo Studios' in Chicago and laying off 200 people. A city that gave her a chance, embraced her, facilitated her rise to world media domination and, I have to believe, gave...
  • Restoration America eyes Elgin campus for treatment center

    Restoration America eyes Elgin campus for treatment center
    Restoration America initially wanted the city of Elgin to turn over more than 19 acres for free for development of something described as a "holistic treatment center" and a "private, individual and family center for wellness." According to the proposal...
  • After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

    What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. The lack of non-white contenders for major acting awards this year became a focus on the day Oscar nominations were...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable

    Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable
    How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness." None of the directors nominated, he added, could be accused...
  • Private moments lived in public: On Oscars' red carpet, in the lobby

    Private moments lived in public: On Oscars' red carpet, in the lobby
    A heavy rainstorm forced stars to walk the Oscars red carpet under a tent, but the stormy weather couldn't dampen spirits as Hollywood turned out for the biggest night on the movie industry's annual calendar. For the stars who gathered to celebrate at the...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Imitation Game' writer urges kids to 'stay weird'

    Oscars 2015: 'Imitation Game' writer urges kids to 'stay weird'
    One of the most touching acceptance speeches at the 2015 Academy Awards came from adapted screenplay winner Graham Moore, who took his 45 seconds on stage to encourage kids to “stay weird, stay different.” “When I was 16 years old, I...