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  • An inside look at French President Nicolas Sarkozy

    An inside look at French President Nicolas Sarkozy
    Political bio pics are certainly not a rarity, but making a film about a country’s leader while still in office is pretty brave, which is probably why French director Xavier Durringer wisely puts a disclaimer at the beginning of “The Conquest,...
  • Chess players face off at Maple Community Center

    Chess players face off at Maple Community Center
    More than a hundred chess players, ranging in age from kindergarten to 12th graders, faced off at the American Chess Academy Holiday Championship Sunday at the Maple Community Center in Glendale. Armen Ambarsoumian, president of the academy, said the...
  • Simeon All Access | Q and A with Rickey Norris

    Simeon All Access | Q and A with Rickey Norris
    When Rickey Norris followed his brother, Reggie, to Simeon, friends questioned whether he'd be able to earn playing time for the Wolverines. After a limited role on last season's Class 4A state championship team while his brother was a senior, Norris...
  • The best of Chicago fringe theater in 2012

    The best of Chicago fringe theater in 2012
    Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...
  • UMBC chess team ties for first at Pan-Am championship

    UMBC chess team ties for first at Pan-Am championship
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County chess team tied four other college teams for first place at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship on Sunday — maintaining its record as one of two colleges with the most top finishes in...
  • Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation

    Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation
    -------------------- Hostage A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 214 pp., $25.95 -------------------- It's hard to read Elie Wiesel's new novel, "Hostage," without thinking about his classic...
  • Video/Q&A: Chicago native 'End of Watch' star Michael Pena

    Video/Q&A: Chicago native 'End of Watch' star Michael Pena
    Like many people, the L.A. cops “End of Watch” star Michael Pena joined on ride-alongs couldn’t help but get a little excited around his famous co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal. “It was kind of funny. Everybody’s like, ‘Jake!...
  • Young woman helps bring chess to new Chicago audiences

    Young woman helps bring chess to new Chicago audiences
    Checkmate, Chicago. Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts. "I think already with this generation, we'...
  • 'Amazing Race' recap, Vietnam or bust

    Remember last week on "The Amazing Race," when John had a few extended moments of crazy and got eliminated? That’s still funny. But now it is time for the teams to leave Bali and head to Vietnam. "Word on the street," tweets Phil, "is that Hotel...
  • 50 years of Chicago's WVON: A Chicago voice that echoes nationwide

    50 years of Chicago's WVON: A Chicago voice that echoes nationwide
    In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century. But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
  • Classroom chess players make early moves

    Classroom chess players make early moves
    After his first three moves on Monday, Max Totten, Palm Crest Elementary School’s top chess player, was sure he had vanquished his opponent. “I thought I was winning,” the fifth-grader said. “Then she came up with a checkmate.&...