Story | Dec 13, 2013
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Story | Dec 16, 2013 | 6:30 PMWithin the unwarranted glut of classroom documentaries in recent years, "School of Babel" will rise to the front ranks, avoiding gratuitous cuteness in favor of a more substantive focus on the struggles of international adolescents coping with the immigrant experience. Helmer Julie Bertuccelli ("Since Otar Left") captures the uniqueness of a Parisian class whose students struggle with integration on top of French and other subjects, and while some may be wary of yet another schoolhouse treatment, this blackboard jungle focuses more on identity than on book smarts. An upcoming mid-March Francophone release could spin out to other territories.
Story | Dec 5, 2013
After a three-year absence from the retail landscape in Chicago, Saint Laurent, formerly Yves Saint Laurent, is opening a 2,000-square-foot store in the Waldorf Astoria Chicago hotel Thursday. For a brand that had become known chiefly for handbags and...
Story | Nov 19, 2013 | 11:07 AM
Story | Nov 15, 2013