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  • With Shocking Abortion Scene Restored, 'Nymphomaniac' Makes Venice Fest Most Daring

    If the 2014 festival circuit were a contest -- and why shouldn't it be, since these lofty-minded sprocket operas pit the directors whose work they screen in competition against one another? -- then the Venice film festival emerges the winner. That will...
  • TIFF 2014: With 'Pigeon,' director Roy Andersson goes out on a limb

    Cult director Roy Andersson was sitting at his kitchen table in Stockholm, struggling to come up with an idea for a script, when he noticed a pigeon on his window sill. “Immediately I thought. ‘Does he have problems too? Maybe he also is...
  • Chicago area's homebuilding recovers at slower pace

    Chicago area's homebuilding recovers at slower pace
    Chris Huecksteadt hates the phrase "cautious optimism," but in today's real estate market, that's what he's able to muster. As the regional director for Midwest markets for Metrostudy, a consulting and data firm for the homebuilding industry,...
  • The force of great expectations is with Ma Yansong

    The force of great expectations is with Ma Yansong
    When "Star Wars" creator George Lucas unveils plans this fall for a Chicago museum, the building's chief architect, China's Ma Yansong, will face some of the most intense scrutiny of his fledgling career. Ma is 39, a relatively young age in a profession...
  • Stuck in Middle East, defending imaginary lines in the sand

    The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East is, to be certain, shocking to Western sensibilities and seems so sudden that it requires an equally swift and shocking response. In Washington, Congress has clamored for and President Barack Obama seems to...
  • U.S. small business confidence edges slightly higher in August: NFIB

     U.S. small business confidence edges slightly higher in August: NFIB
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism edged slightly higher in August as more owners said they expected business conditions to improve in coming months and planned to increase capital spending, according to a survey released on Tuesday....
  • A Foreign Legion for losers

    A Foreign Legion for losers
    On the Internet, you’re never really alone. Name any fad, any cause, any hobby or passion — Shaker furniture? Dungeons and Dragons? Bolivian tree frogs? — and you’re only a few clicks away from someone who shares your obsession....
  • 'Race's' incendiary topic defused by Mamet's underwritten characters

    'Race's' incendiary topic defused by Mamet's underwritten characters
    "The law, Mr. Strickland, is not an exercise in metaphysics. But an alley fight." This sentiment, articulated by an African American law partner to a wealthy white man accused of raping an African American woman in David Mamet's "Race," handily sums...
  • Gioco chef has rules on eating out

    Gioco chef has rules on eating out
    On Wabash Avenue just south of Roosevelt Road in a revitalized part of Chicago sits Gioco. From the outside, the entrance seems unassuming. If you drive by too fast, you just might miss it. Inside, quaintness abounds, with subdued lighting, plenty of...
  • Tom Thumb's 'Raucous Adventures' Become The Tale In New Novel

    Tom Thumb's 'Raucous Adventures' Become The Tale In New Novel
    Tom Thumb was one of the first international entertainment celebrities. P.T. Barnum's legendary tiny song-and-dance man, a Bridgeport native, made both commoners and kings giddy with delight at his unusual small stature, his talent and his elaborate...
  • A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning the games, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium,...