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  • 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...
  • Western Michigan University business student awarded patent for speech aid

    Motivated by his own struggles with having a speech impediment, a business student at Western Michigan University has been awarded a patent for a device that he said can change lives by helping people around the world enhance their speech. Daniel Floyd,...
  • Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

    Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!
    Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others. Morrison is a literary and cultural force. When other writers are slowing down, Morrison...
  • Oscars: Shirley MacLaine, Ben Affleck to present

    Oscars: Shirley MacLaine, Ben Affleck to present
    Shirley MacLaine will present at the Oscars, and that makes her the most veteran performer announced so far for the Feb. 22 event. The other latest presenters announced are Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller...
  • Merle Haggard to play Fort Lauderdale

    Merle Haggard to play Fort Lauderdale
    Sure, he's an Okie from Muskogee, but Merle Haggard's cred runs deeper than that. Witness December 2010, when he sat in an opera box next to fellow Kennedy Center honorees Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. That's what one of the strongest voices from...
  • Oscars: Jennifer Hudson to perform

    Oscars: Jennifer Hudson to perform
    Here's the best news we've heard about the Oscar telecast since it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris will host: Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will sing. The Oscar telecast will be Feb. 22 on ABC. Hudson came to the public's attention on...
  • Is Mitt Romney's La Jolla home fair game for a column? But of course.

    Is Mitt Romney's La Jolla home fair game for a column? But of course.
    If there was any doubt that the 2016 presidential campaign is already upon us, all you had to do was read about the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Coronado over the weekend. Not only did political reporters write reams about...
  • Estrenos de cine: 'Selma' y 'Beloved Sisters'

    Selma * * * ½ Antes de ser asesinado en 1968, Martín Luther King Jr. se convirtió en símbolo de libertad e igualdad, pero con el paso del tiempo la propaganda oficial lo redujo a una simple estatua que muchos veneran, pero pocos conocen. La cineasta...
  • Wim Wenders applies 3D to drama in new movie completed just in time for Berlin festival

    Wim Wenders has made a new foray into 3D with his drama "Every Thing Will Be Fine," which he got ready just in time for its premiere Tuesday at the Berlin International Film Festival. The movie, starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Richard...
  • Oprah Winfrey selects Cynthia Bond's 'Ruby' for next book club pick

    From the very first sentence, Oprah Winfrey loved what became her latest book club pick. "I thought, 'Wow, this is so good I have to wait until I actually have the time to absorb the language,'" said Winfrey, during a recent telephone interview with...
  • Readers also struggle at working from home

     Readers also struggle at working from home
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Strayed over the weekend at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, where hundreds of people packed the Rosemont Convention Center's makeshift auditorium to hear the "Wild" author share her thoughts on writing,...