"Once upon a time there were two brothers. One of them went to sea, and the other became Vice President of the United States. Neither of them was ever heard of again."That's an old vaudeville joke, and it always got a laugh. It was true enough.
Feeling a little sinister? Wondering if a Russian spy is sitting in the next cube? The days of spy versus spy, Cold War-style may be over but filmmaker Tomas Alfredson brings them back to life in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
I caught Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy this week – it’s one of the movies we talked about on 848 today.The film is based on a John Le Carré spy novel so of course the plot involves lots of duplicity, doubt and double upon triple crosses. Every one of the characters just might be a Russian mole ope
“What’s gonna happen when I die?” Eddie Harris asks. “What are they gonna do with all my art?”Harris is 76 years old and he’s got a lifetime’s worth of art at his home.He’s skilled in many different media – painting, carving and drawing, to start.
If you are a sophisticated drinker, you know about the Manhattan. Obviously, that cocktail was invented in New York City. Here in Chicago we can lay claim to devising our own famous mixed drink.In 1903 on this December 16th, the city was learning about the Lone Star Saloon and Palm Garden.
Today, Worldview turns to some major tastemakers to talk about the year in film: the best, worst, most groundbreaking, most overrated, most underrated…the works. Film contributor Milos Stehlik of Facets Multimedia co-hosts.