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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 03:32 pm

Belief system touted in new book by charismatic duo

As it happens, the next two items on my summer reading list are "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright, the controversial tell-all about the Church of Scientology; and "Zone Theory" by Tim Heidecker and...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 02:59 pm
 Recently Rich Miller argued in a post on his Capitol Fax blog site that having a county named as John C. Calhoun, the secessionist Southern senator, was unbecoming to a progressive state. ...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:45 am
The premiere of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at this year’s Sundance Film Festival proved once more that, as with most things in life, timing is everything.  This quir...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 02:27 pm

A look back at the third issue of Illinois Times

 When the third issue of Illinois Times came out on Oct. 2, 1975, Dick Durbin was a 30-year-old Democratic campaign manager with big hopes. ...
Friday, June 26, 2015 07:29 pm
Director Rick Famuyiwa has made no bones about the fact that his latest feature, Dope, is based on the Tom Cruise coming-of-age classic Risky Business. Like Joel Goodsen in that film, his hero is...
Friday, June 26, 2015 07:20 pm
Patriotism is a hard thing to convey on the screen. One degree too much in either direction, and your film can come off as overtly political or insincere. Boaz Yakin's Max makes no bones about i...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 04:01 pm

Highlights from the second issue of Illinois Times

It didn't take long for Illinois Times to find controversy back in 1975. The second issue featured an exposé on Sangamon State University's internal struggle for power and self-determination, along with an angry letter against the ERA....

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