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On Valentine's Day, a young woman wearing a button-down shirt, bicycle shorts and a Soviet-era Budenovka hat, along with an adhesive mustache, stood on the stage of the Bootleg Theater. Her name was Russky Business. Her father's Fabergé egg had been...
For once, the Collaboraction Theatre Company has justified its name. "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," far and away the best Collaboraction show I've seen these past 14 years, is indeed a call for collaborative action. The ensemble piece, which...
With Valentine's Day still fresh in our minds, thoughts naturally turn to retired Army Gen. John T. Thompson of Newport, Ky., who helped give America one of its most vivid memories of that holiday. After serving in two wars, Thompson saw a need for a...
Billy Wilder was a lover of words, and a writer above all else. He said many times in interviews that his move into the director's chair was simply to protect his scripts. Wilder cared deeply about the language, rhythm and timing he spent months...
Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH (AP) — Of all the heartbreaking images from Friday's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, one in particular gripped Alice Del Vecchio, an assistant professor at Slippery Rock University. It was that of a grieving father,...
For most directors, there is usually one moment in their film that brings it all together while they are shooting — or sometimes before production has even started — one scene that unlocks key relationships among the characters or clicks so...
Chicago Tribune reportersThere's a lot of crossfire about guns these days. The Obama administration is under siege over Fast and Furious, a federal sting operation that allowed firearms to go to Mexican drug traffickers and was linked to the slaying of a Border Patrol agent....
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
The U.S. Attorney's Office approves reduced sentences for criminals who deserve them, but with the caveat that some crack cocaine dealers seeking early release from federal prison are violent. The Sun obscures the issue by claiming that federal crack...
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. -- Chicago: February 14th, 1929. Seven men from George "Bugs" Moran's Northside Irish Gang are lined up inside of a garage on North Clark Street and executed by the spray from two Thompson submachine guns. The gruesome scene became...
Kathleen BadeI have a long personal history with Valentine's Day. My baby book boasts: "Our Little Valentine", due to my birthdate, my grandparents were married on Valentine's Day, and I got engaged 17 years ago on Valentine's. I'd say that's more than enough...
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