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Remember when film criticism relied upon a simple “Thumbs up” or “Thumbs down”? This was an extraordinarily powerful way to gauge a movie’s quality and it was through this method that film critics and journalists ever since have adapted to their own ways of judging cinema. 550 more words

Karen Lewis leads Rahm Emanuel in hypothetical Chicago mayoral poll

Looks like corporate shill Rahm Emanuel is going to have an uphill fight on his hands in next spring’s race for Mayor of Chicago should Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis run against Rahm. 274 more words

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Life Itself

Roger Ebert had a fantastic life. The medical issues of his last few years were difficult and his passing last year was sad, but his was a life full of high points. 372 more words

Reflections after seeing newly released "Life Itself"

Roger Ebert was and always will be a superstar. In the newly released documentary, “Life Itself”, director Steve James produces a well-rounded portrait of the driven, passionate, life-loving Ebert. 326 more words

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July 9, 2001—Day 5, Chicago, Illinois

No matter how early I woke up, Kyle was always awake and ready to go before me. He scooted out of the hotel around 8 a.m. 298 more words

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Ex-Chicago police commander allowed to keep pension, despite his links to torture

In October 2013 we wrote a piece commenting on the decision of the Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel apologising on behalf of now-infamous Jon Burge, an ex-police commander and celebrated war veteran sentenced to four-years in prison for a campaign of racism and torture in 1970s’ and 1980s’ Chicago. 370 more words

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