More than 50,000 Mexican men, women and children have been killed in drug war related violence since December of 2006, including many members of the Mexican media. Director Bernardo Ruiz followed employees of the weekly paper Zeta as they grappled with the violence.
An area along the South Branch of the Chicago River has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.The National Park Service added the area near Cermak Road earlier this month. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced the addition on Thursday.
Lucy Worsley investigates domestic history with humor and panache, both in her day job as Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and the host of the BBC4 series Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency.
Chicago Bulls fans were understandably saddened when Derek Rose tore his ACL and the Bulls lost their chance at winning the NBA finals this year. So watching the L.A. Lakers' progress in the playoffs has been particularly painful. Just ask comedian Lil Rel, a Bulls fan with very strong feelings about L.A.'s team.
The items for auction at this year's Cinema Against AIDS gala included art work by Andy Warhol and Damien Hurst and a film directed by designer Karl Lagerfeld and produced by Harvey Weinstein, with the winning bidder starring in the leading role.
Sure there are plays out there about roller derby and boxing. But you can fit all the other sports plays in a thimble compared to the vast dramatic literature about baseball, not to mention the treasury of baseball literature beyond theater.