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Thursday, May 26, 2016 01:48 pm
Sometimes, an artist is so close to his or her subject that objectivity becomes a casualty.  Such is the case with Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler.  While the film is meant to be a tr...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:22 am
There’s no question as to what director Lorene Scafaria’s intentions were with her new movie The Meddler. “I wanted to make a movie about my father and the two women who loved him most,” sh...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:21 am
Back in January I repeated one of my time-worn rants about the environmental damage being done by factory-style cultivation of corn. I stated,   A good field in mid-illinois these days i...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:19 am
 The beatings of American workers (wage slashing, axed benefits, union busting, mass firings, offshored factories and brutish abuse of worker rights) have been increasing in frequency, intensity...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:18 am
 It has looked to me for a very long time that House Speaker Michael Madigan has been waiting for an existential state crisis to force Gov. Bruce Rauner to back completely away from his anti-unio...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:16 am
 We’re about to see who, if anyone, has any political negotiating skill at the Statehouse. As they prepare for their end game over the next few days, Mike Madigan and Bruce Rauner, the two tops...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:14 am
 On Thursday, May 26, join historian and psychoanalyst Charles B. Strozier to celebrate the release of his new book, Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln an...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:13 am
 Enjoy an early Memorial Day celebration along with the splendor of Oak Ridge Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon begins with a welcome and reflection on the significance of...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:12 am
My boyfriend and I just moved in together, and it’s going well except for how he leaves empty containers and trash everywhere. I asked him to please just put these in the garbage. He did this – fo...

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