After the powerful Chicago comedy-scene figure’s departure amid harassment allegations, the theater behind SketchFest begins a new era without him.
Despite sexual harassment and abuse allegations against him stretching back decades, the self-appointed Pied Piper of R&B chugs along.
A trip to “the Sundance of radio” in the golden age of podcasting
Also, Jim DeRogatis asks why the music industry has given R. Kelly a free pass despite numerous sexual misconduct allegations.
Dan Savage on the rules of the game post Weinstein
Abolitionist educator Mariame Kaba explores how survivors of sexual harassment and violence can find justice outside the legal system, and how perpetrators can embrace accountability.
Also, local preservationists want landmark designation for Emmett Till’s Woodlawn home.
Also, Harvey Weinstein’s unlikely 1985 Bears connection.
The pop tax repeal only puts off the inevitable.
Also, Chicago airport security officers will no longer be considered police officers.
Blood Ties and Gambit: two genre films from the “disappearing middle” of American cinema
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling’s disintegrating marriage in “Blue Valentine” was too raw for the MPAA until distributor Harvey Weinstein intervened. It opens Friday 1/7.
Harvey Weinstein has bought the screen rights to Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County.
Only in release a week, already Grindhouse has been written off as a failure. Will producer Harvey Weinstein ever live it down?