The 26th Chicago International Film Festival includes, at the latest count, 110 features and ten additional programs, spaced out over 15 days in two locations –a somewhat more modest menu than last year’s. Apart from this streamlining, it would be a pleasure to report some major improvements in the overall selection, but I’m afraid wanting […]
To the editors: The ECC position on scattered site public housing (Neighborhood News, 14 Sept.) contrasts with their position on gentrification. When a new owner evicts long-time residents of the community, some of whom have contributed more to the quality of life in their neighborhood than the average ECC board member has in hers, the […]
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If the Daley administration is doing such a good job on the franchise renewal, why is it keeping such a low profile?
To the editors: Robert McClory, author of the Reader article “Children of the Holocaust” [July 6], is either disingenuous or ignorant when he states that the term apologist is not politically loaded, as he did in his reply to a letter by Michael Kotzin (Aug. 31). Kotzin was correct to object to McClory’s description of […]
I used to get really angry every time the Tribune ran an editorial about an endangered species. Their usual slant on efforts to prevent the extermination of one of earth’s unique genetic combinations was “What the heck, we’ve got millions of them. Is anybody really going to notice if we lose one?” By the time […]
Paul Tumberger of Chef’s Express and Brian Keil of Room Service represent the latest wrinkle in the restaurant biz: meals on wheels for upscale stay-at-homes, at little or no charge over regular menu prices.
To the editors: As an African-American physician providing care in a Chicago inner-city emergency department, I was heartened to see your focus on the critical condition of an urban hospital [Neighborhood News, August 24]. However, the article may mislead many to wistfully shake their heads at yet another source of malaise affecting only the not-so-fortunate […]
Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” is best known as the singer who originally recorded “Time Is On My Side” (the flip side to the hit “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is [Will Understand]” on Imperial in 1964), but her legacy extends far beyond that. Quite simply, she’s one of the major architects […]
MY EYES WERE FILLED WITH VOLUNTEARS Brendan deVallance at Randolph Street Gallery October 4-6 “Inside every cardboard box is a toaster waiting to be found,” philosophizes Brendan deVallance in the middle of his new performance piece, My Eyes Were Filled With Voluntears. This curiously engaging untruth, flatly stated and left unexplained amid many similarly curious […]
For the Davis family, now in the business through five generations, the three most important words in real estate are relocation, relocation, and relocation.
This festival of films and videotapes from more than 25 countries will be held at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton, from Friday, October 12, through Sunday, October 21. Single tickets are $2.50 for adults and children; a pass good for five films is $10. For more information call 281-9075. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 VINCENT AND […]
FRIENDLY WITNESS **** (Masterpiece) Directed by Warren Sonbert. Early in Warren Sonbert’s new 32-minute films, Friendly Witness, there is a shot of a tug-of-war game. The camera moves along the rope from one group to its opponent, each pulling against the other, neither winning. In a film in which most shots last only a few […]
It’s hard to figure how the Daley administration’s plans to build a parking-ticket hearing office on the northwest side got so out of hand. “This is a simple proposal; we’re talking about two rooms for hearing officers,” says Inge Fryklund, the city’s parking administrator. “We want a neighborhood facility to pay parking tickets; we want […]
In the September 14 review of Latino Chicago Theater Company’s production of La Petenera at Cabaret Voltaire, Rosario Vargas, who was a part of the performing ensemble in its first production at the Firehouse, was incorrectly identified as the play’s director. Juan Antonio Ramirez has been the director of La Petenera since its debut. My […]