Airport (1970) introduced many tropes so closely associated with the 70s disaster genre: the reverence for—and subsequent destabilization of—then-new technologies, in this case the Boeing 707; a miasma of soap-operaish subplots; and huge all-star casts slumming for easy paychecks.
Chicago-born stand-up John Mulaney shows an angrier side at last week’s Chicago Theatre shows.
The stand-up comedian has drawn inspiration from unlikely sources.
Well, this is nice. Rahm Emanuel will appear at a fund-raiser for former foe Carol Moseley Braun, who is raising money to pay off her campaign debt. (Tribune) That whole […]
Free calls to Japan.
A Chicago man teaching English in the Japanese city of Sendai – one of the cities hit worst by the tsunami – has been missing since the disaster struck. (Tribune) […]
A jury found Marni Yang guilty of murdering Rhoni Reuter, who was pregnant with former Bears player Shaun Gayle’s child. (Tribune) The nuclear reactor problems in Japan are getting worse. […]
The news out of Japan is getting worse as the country inches closer to a nuclear meltdown. An explosion further damaged a nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power […]
Behold: Your morning news round up, links from around the city, nation, and world.
An all-star hip-hop lineup featuring M1 of Dead Prez, Jean Grae, Rhymefest, and many more comes together for a Haiti benefit show January 31 at Reggie’s Rock Club.
Henry Owings auctions off records to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Senator Kwame Raoul makes an appeal for help for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.