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‘The way these people talk about themselves, you would think they were actually countries, not just actors’

Fran Lebowitz is coming to Chicago, which she considers to be one of two “real” American cities—the other, of course, is New York City, where she has lived since 1970 (a transplanted Jersey girl).  She will be onstage April 15 at 7:30 PM at the Auditorium Theatre, where she will be engaged in conversation with […]

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Spare Us

Kingpin…is easily the funniest film of the year. It’s hard to recall a picture in which I laughed out loud at each and every one of, maybe, its first 25 jokes. And the jokes are not merely verbal or sight gags, but twists in the story as well.” –Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune, July 26 1. […]

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The F Card

They went to the fourth annual Cubs Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel last weekend to rub elbows with beloved Cubs players, past and present, and to bend elbows with Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray. But 11 miles to the west, at the Hillside Holiday Inn, they came looking for “Fuck Face.” There were […]