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  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons

    Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons
    With a familiar glint in his eye and trademark grin on his face, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela...
  • Hollywood's diversity problem beyond 'Selma': Asian, Latino stories are missing

    Hollywood's diversity problem beyond 'Selma': Asian, Latino stories are missing
    It's Oscar time, when conversations about racial diversity in Hollywood usually focus on one color: black. The critically acclaimed historical drama “Selma,” produced by Oprah Winfrey, garnered only two nominations: best picture and best...
  • Hurston's life fascinates as much as her fiction

    Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...
  • Nominees gather to bask, kibitz at annual luncheon

    Nominees gather to bask, kibitz at annual luncheon
    When Neil Patrick Harris rose to a podium at the Beverly Hilton on Monday afternoon, the Oscar host promised the assembled group of Academy Award nominees, including Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Common, that at this year's...
  • Damien Chazelle's wild, crazy ride to the Oscars with 'Whiplash'

     Damien Chazelle's wild, crazy ride to the Oscars with 'Whiplash'
    Damien Chazelle braced himself for disaster. It was opening night at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and Chazelle's movie "Whiplash" was about to have its premiere in front of a packed house in Park City, Utah. Just six years out of college, Chazelle...
  • Academy Awards show producers hope their third time is a charmer

    Academy Awards show producers hope their third time is a charmer
    The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending...
  • Baltimore author Wes Moore publishes his second book

    Baltimore author Wes Moore publishes his second book
    Baltimore author, entrepreneur and military veteran Wes Moore is a man on a quest. It's a long and arduous journey, full of false starts and unforeseen pitfalls. It's also the kind of quest that only an idealist undertakes. Moore is convinced that...
  • Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter

    Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter
    "Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. Many black actors and...
  • Oscar race: Oprah Winfrey's to win?

    Oscar race: Oprah Winfrey's to win?
    The race for the Academy Awards took a major turn Christmas Day. Up to that point, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" were the likely front-runners for best picture, based on critics' prizes and nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes....
  • Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities

    Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities
    Every year when awards season rolls around, the local media flutter with news of the Chicago connections. When the Amazon series "Transparent" won best TV comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes, loud note was taken of the fact that its creator, Jill Soloway,...