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  • A few more thoughts on 'thug'

    "I hate that thug music." This, according to Rhonda Rouer's testimony last week, is what her fiance, Michael Dunn, said when they pulled into a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station next to an SUV full of black kids who had the stereo up high, pumping some...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 15

    Solving crime I read the Oct. 27 Tribune editorial "Curb crime, save Chicago," and I agree with the solutions put forth to decrease crime. As a student at Johnson College Prep High School in the center of Englewood, a neighborhood where many crimes...
  • ABBA and Tim Rice musical "Chess" staged by Slow Burn Theatre

    ABBA and Tim Rice musical "Chess" staged by Slow Burn Theatre
    On one side, you have “Chess,” a cult-fave-rave with music from ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics from Tim Rice being staged by Slow Burn Theatre, a talent magnet of a company based in Boca Raton. On the other side,...
  • UMBC chess team places second in international competition

    UMBC chess team places second in international competition
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's chess team placed second this week in an international chess competition and will next compete in a championship to determine the top college chess team in the U.S. The Pan-American Intercollegiate Team...
  • 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Tops Film Comment's Survey of Critics

    CBS Films' "Inside Llewyn Davis" topped Film Comment's annual survey of 120 critics, journalists, film-section editors and the magazine's staff and contributors, followed by Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" and Sony Pictures Classics' "Before...
  • Making deadly games of thrones with "The Lion in Winter"

    Making deadly games of thrones with "The Lion in Winter"
    “Try; you can hear the thinking through the walls,” King Henry II says in the solid-as-a-rock Palm Beach Dramaworks production of “The Lion in Winter” playing through Jan. 5 in West Palm Beach. We almost feel that we can. For...
  • Best of 2013: Mark Olsen picks 'Spring Breakers,' 'Her'

    Best of 2013: Mark Olsen picks 'Spring Breakers,' 'Her'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: SPRING BREAKERS loops between raging party & spaced-out bummer, fun & its consequences. Smart about being dumb, it's of &...
  • Letter: Chess park a waste to the city

    Well, another $500,000 wasted by the Glendale City Council. In the early 2000s, the City Council unanimously approved that allocation to develop a “chess park” and it was opened in 2005 with a ceremony that promised regular use as Glendale...
  • Movies in the now, which changes from moment to moment

    Movies in the now, which changes from moment to moment
    With her candidly quotable, cutely gif-able kookiness, on screen and off, there may be no actress who seems more of right now than Jennifer Lawrence — she's been declared the queen of Tumblr after all. So it is of note when in the new "American...
  • Chess masters compete in L.A. Holiday Scholastic Championship in Glendale

    Chess masters compete in L.A. Holiday Scholastic Championship in Glendale
    Stray rays of sunlight streamed through an expanse of windows at the Maple Park Community Center, reflecting on hundreds of black and white chess pieces awaiting competition. The competitors, aged from kindergarten to high school, entered the center&...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...