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  • Art + defunct technology = cultural critique

    Art + defunct technology = cultural critique
    A four-minute video called "Golden Oldies" begins with pop culture provocateur Marisa Olson standing at a table that holds ephemera from music's past: a CD boombox on one side, a child's record player on the other. Both are spray painted gold, in witty reference to the video's title. The headphones on her head (plugged into nothing) are gold, as well.
  • A 'Veep' and a 'Workaholic' join Jon Hamm spy caper

    A 'Veep' and a 'Workaholic' join Jon Hamm spy caper
    A pair of Chicago comedy veterans have been cast in the upcoming studio comedy “Keeping Up with the Joneses” from “Superbad” director Greg Mottola and starring Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm. Matt Walsh (who has perfected the art...

    At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime

     At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime
    "Saturday Night Live" is 40 years old this year. Forty years before its debut — Oct. 11, 1975, during the Ford administration — Jack Benny was in his third year on radio; the Marx Brothers were starring in "A Night at the Opera," their first...

    Beck Bennett's calling answered with AT&T ads

    Beck Bennett's calling answered with AT&T ads
    It probably still happens the old-fashioned way: a beautiful face spotted sipping a milkshake at Schwab's, a screen test and stardom. But you get the feeling that Beck Bennett's Hollywood story is more typical in the new millennium — you know, 30...

    Double the Funny: SteelStacks Improv Comedy Fest expands for its second year

    Double the Funny: SteelStacks Improv Comedy Fest expands for its second year
    ArtsQuest’s first SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival last year was by all measures a success. But there was one disappointment. There wasn’t enough of it. So when organizers sought submissions for the second festival, it found a solution....