Before it all moved out to Hollywood, the epicenter for American moviemaking was right here in the Windy City. The history is in the new book Flickering Empire: How Chicago Inventented the U.S. Film Industry.
Kickstarter originally began as a way to get the average person's project out of the shadows, but now bigwigs are using it to fund their pet projects. Is this fair? Also, a chat with R&B and blues artist Syleena Johnson.