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Judd Apatow 's new book, "Sick in the Head," is a fascinating and revelatory cultural document. A collection of interviews with comedians conducted by Apatow between 1983 (when he was a teenager trying to figure out how to become a stand-up comedian) and 2015 (when he is arguably the most important producer of comedic material in Hollywood), "Sick in the Head" constitutes an important historical work documenting the rise of the class of comedians...
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Michael B. Jordan steps into the ring and takes over as the new face of the "Rocky" franchise in the first trailer for "Creed," the next-generation boxing drama focusing on the son of Rocky Balboa's greatest rival.
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A production company that has become known for its chilling aerial shots of Chicago in the winter has come out with a summer release.
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Humanity gets a do-over in "Terminator Genisys," the fifth in the franchise begun in 1984 with "The Terminator." But this screwy revision of the previous "Terminator" movies is so muddled and yakky, you may find yourself rooting for the apocalypse. At one point Arnold Schwarzenegger is thrown through a wall into a Pepsi Max vending machine (if the rise of the machines means the fall of product placement, I'm all for it), and for a second I was pu...
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Officers often lack the training to approach the mentally unstable, experts say.
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Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in that field, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history.
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The morning after singer-guitarist Paulinho Garcia plays his last set at the Jazz Showcase on Sunday, he'll hop into his car and motor west.
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Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association , asking me to join. After the customary "Please stay on the line..." from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: "Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?"
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White Sox great Minnie Minoso dead at 90
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White Sox great Minnie Minoso died Sunday morning in Chicago at the age of 90.

Rapper Common’s recent Chicago activities
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Iconic Chicago rapper, film and TV star Common began his career with the moniker “Common Sense.” His philosophical and intuitive style has a

GM recalls 7.6 million more cars, mainly for ignition switch issues
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General Motors has expanded its ignition switch recall to encompass 7.6 million more U.S. vehicles made from 1997 to 2014.

Harrison Ford Rushed to Hospital During Filming of 'Star Wars: Episode V...
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The actor is receiving treatment at a local hospital for an ankle injury

Comedian Tracy Morgan seriously hurt in car crash
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The actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously hurt in a road accident involving six or more vehicles on the New Jersey Turnpike early Sa

Newsbeat
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Ever wonder if you can listen to the news that *you* choose? On your way to work or while going home in the evening, wouldn’t it be wonderfu

Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon among Lollapalooza headliners
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The lineup for Lollapalooza ’s 10th year Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park won’t be announced until next week, but industry sources confirm that the he

iHeartRadio – Internet Radio
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Listen to your favorite live radio stations or create your own with iHeartRadio, “the best streaming radio app” (CNET).iHeartRadio is the on

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack on how a 70-year-old company can think like a ...
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Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, COO of Johnson Publishing and president of JPC Digital, says the decades-old business doesn't lean on its history

For jazz lovers, a time to give thanks
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Chicago jazz listeners have a great deal to be grateful for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Discounted Chicago Gourmet tickets on sale Black Friday
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Here's a way to shop for Christmas gifts on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) without leaving your house. Or putting on pants.

As It Happened: AP Wire Copy of the JFK Assassination
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Fifty years ago, mobile devices, Twitter, and Instagram didn't exist, but the basic technologies of transmitting voice, text, and image elec

Possible tornadoes top list of Sunday weather worries
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Chicagoans who slept through the rainy and stormy weather overnight likely won't be able to miss the second, stronger round that arrives Sun

Billy Goat Tavern owner fears displacement from massive redevelopment plan
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Billy Goat Tavern has been a fixture underneath North Michigan Avenue for almost 50 years and wants to remain there, regardless of whatever

Review: Exuberant sounds at Englewood Jazz Festival
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Several of the city's best jazz musicians converged on one of its toughest neighborhoods over the weekend for the 14th annual Englewood Jazz

All eyes on school projects this fall
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With university-related buildings and apartment high-rises leading the way, the fall architecture scene promises to be one of the most livel