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Times Staff WriterOne of the most controversial events in 20th century U.S. history, the Sacco and Vanzetti case still rouses the ire of many people nearly 80 years later and — as Peter Miller's detailed new documentary on the notorious duo demonstrates —...
Tags: John Turturro, Education, Death, Documentary (genre), Politics
The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....
Chicago TribuneThe debut of "Bozo's Circus" on WGN-TV in Chicago on this date signaled the beginning of an enduring city-clown alliance. Bozo is not the only clown to come out of Chicago, but he is surely the most affecting. Technically speaking, however, he is not a...
Studs Terkel, who died last month at the age of 96, was America's most popular oral historian. Though never a "writer" of the first rank, he nevertheless was a unique contributor to American letters and a vital link to the current of idealistic...
Times Staff WriterBig subjects will come in small packages Friday when the American Cinematheque screens the four Academy Award-nominated documentary shorts. The powerful, densely informative films, ranging from 27 to 40 minutes, tell stories from Africa, Asia and the U.S....
Staff reporterThe Evanston Dance Ensamble is launching their performance of Alice in Wonderland. Lenny Kleinfeld stopped by to talk about his new novel, Shooters and Chasers. Thom Clark from the Community Media Workshop is getting ready for this year's Studs Terkel...
Chicago Tribune staff reporterAs his van winds through scenic Coldwater Canyon, Dennis Kucinich experiences a musical flashback. Although his destitute childhood, tumultuous term as "boy wonder" mayor and new life as a congressman were set in Cleveland's gritty neighborhoods, it was...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday July 25, 1997 Shainee Gabel and Kristin Hahn are two young local filmmakers who decided to take off for six months to discover if the American Dream was still alive as the 20th century draws to a close. They returned with a documentary for...
Sentinel Staff WriterThe following is a list of theatrical productions: ANNIE RUSSELL THEATRE The theater is on the campus of Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Season tickets are $50 and $60 for general audiences and $47 and $57 for seniors. Second-stage shows...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of 4) Haskell Wexler, now 80, is one of the great cinematographers of the American cinema, an Oscar-winning master ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "Bound for Glory") and avowed left-wing social activist. Mark S. Wexler, born in 1958,...
Tribune staff reporterFriday evening at Comiskey Park started with Chicago legend Studs Terkel throwing out the ceremonial first pitch wearing a wool hat and a long red scarf. His toss landed just short of home plate, not bad for a 90-year-old man making his first start in 42-...
Special to the TribuneBased in part on Studs Terkel's "Hard Times," "The American Clock" is Arthur Miller's Great Depression "vaudeville," first produced in 1980. It poignantly gets at the heart of the current debates surrounding Social Security reform: Who should Americans...
Tags: Iowa, Arthur Miller, Karl Rove, Family
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