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  • 'Love & Air Sex,' a 21st century romance

    'Love & Air Sex,' a 21st century romance
    When you encounter a movie titled "Love & Air Sex" (this week at Facets) the obvious question is what is air sex? "It started in Japan," said director Bryan Poyser, who comes to town for post-show Q&A's Friday and Saturday. "Lonely Japanese...
  • Feds: Gang leader used intimidation to beat cop killing charges

    Feds: Gang leader used intimidation to beat cop killing charges
    The witness appeared to be in a panic minutes before he was to provide critical grand jury testimony against the alleged shooter in the high-profile slaying of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion. Would the defendant be there? he...
  • Austin crash claims pedestrian

    Austin crash claims pedestrian
    A 43-year-old man was dead on the scene when he was struck by a vehicle on the city's West Side Friday evening. The man was identified as Martin Davis, of the 1000 block of North Lockwood Avenue, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical...
  • 'Love and Air Sex' review: Unfortunately, in that order

    'Love and Air Sex' review: Unfortunately, in that order
    ** (out of four) Competitive air sex would seem to have infinite dramatic possibilities. After all, it's less like air guitar and more like mimes decided they're tired of being trapped in boxes and elected to tell the dirtiest X-rated stories imaginable....
  • Ted Cohen, 1939-2014

     Ted Cohen, 1939-2014
    During his career as a philosophy professor at the University of Chicago, Ted Cohen took an expansive view of his field, which he felt covered relationships as well as how and why everything from art to fiction to even jokes appealed to people. Mr....
  • Another coup for Alma's Ari Taymor: Food & Wine's best new chefs list

    Another coup for Alma's Ari Taymor: Food & Wine's best new chefs list
    This has been a year Ari Taymor will probably never forget. First, Alma, the downtown Los Angeles restaurant he runs with his partner Ashleigh Parsons, was named the best new restaurant of the year by Bon Appetit magazine. And now Tuesday, he was named...
  • Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt

    Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt
    KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were dead, including a gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Ft. Hood, officials said Wednesday. The base was locked down for about four hours, until a siren sounded shortly before 9 p.m. to end the...
  • Cops: No charges for man with concealed carry permit who fired at armed male

    Cops: No charges for man with concealed carry permit who fired at armed male
    A 53-year-old South Austin man with a valid concealed carry permit was able to shoot at two men who tried to accost him outside of his home early this morning. The incident happened about 2:40 a.m. on the 5400 block of West Van Buren Street, said...
  • Police warn Austin residents after third armed robbery

    Police warn Austin residents after third armed robbery
    Chicago police are warning residents of the Austin community to be on alert following reports of three separate early morning armed robberies in as many months. In all three incidents, a single male with his face covered has approached residents of...
  • 2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings

    2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings
    Two men were killed and at least eight people were wounded in shootings across the city Monday, police said. One of the men fatally shot was a 21-year-old man killed by police after allegedly moving toward police "in an aggressive manner" with a knife...
  • Interview: Odd jobs made David Koechner a comedic Champ

    Interview: Odd jobs made David Koechner a comedic Champ
    You don't spend nearly a decade in Chicago pursuing a career in improv comedy without working a couple of jobs to sustain yourself — just ask David Koechner. The actor and comedian best known as Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” films...