Archive For The “Books & Films” Category

Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me” Available Now

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Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me” Available Now

Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me” Available Now Memories of a Childhood in Syria and Lebanon By Elia Zughaib, Illustrated by Helen Zughaib In a world driven by power, money, and the pursuit of personal success, Helen and her father Elia have given us a glimpse of an intact society stretched to the limit, yet…

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New Novel: “Yellow:” Greed, Lies and Scandals of 1980s World Of Broadcast Television

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New Novel: “Yellow:” Greed, Lies and Scandals of 1980s World Of Broadcast Television

New Novel: “Yellow:” Greed, Lies and Scandals of 1980s World Of Broadcast Television Author Jeanne Charters has authored a new book that pulls the covers off of the scandals, lies and greed of the mainstream broadcast journalism As one of the only women in the male-dominated industry of broadcast television for many years, Jeanne Charters…

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“Unnecessary Farce” to bring laughter to Cicero audiences

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“Unnecessary Farce” to bring laughter to Cicero audiences

“Unnecessary Farce” to bring laughter to Cicero audiences The comedy “Unnecessary Farce” is one of the first performances in what will be a revitalized arts schedule at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center at Morton College in Cicero, a comedy about nefarious small-town shenanigans “Unnecessary Farce,” a comedy about nefarious small-town shenanigans, will kick off a new…

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Elitist theatrical performance “Hamilton” finally closes

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Elitist theatrical performance “Hamilton” finally closes

Elitist theatrical performance “Hamilton” finally closes The theatrical play “Hamilton” has been more about politics than it has about either historical accuracy of even honesty. From the start, it was used as a political weapon against President Donald Trump imposing itself on the American conscience with the biased backing of the mainstream American news media….

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Amazon’s “Carnival Row” is a “Game of Thrones” hit

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Amazon’s “Carnival Row” is a “Game of Thrones” hit

Amazon’s “Carnival Row” is a “Game of Thrones” hit The fantasy series Carnival Row streaming on Amazon Prime is the perfect series to satisfies the cravings of Game of Thrones fans who were disappointed by GOT’s final season but who are craving for more. Carnival Row provides a complex and well-acted series about mythical creatures…

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Gary Sinise book event at Steppenwolf Feb. 18

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Gary Sinise book event at Steppenwolf Feb. 18

Gary Sinise book event at Steppenwolf Feb. 18 Due to Popular Demand Steppenwolf Hosts a Second Discussion with Co-Founders Gary Sinise and Jeff Perry About Sinise’s New Book Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service   By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company will host a second conversation with co-founder Gary Sinise on Monday, February 18 at…

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High school senior says writing book will improve student grades

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High school senior says writing book will improve student grades

High school senior says writing book will improve student grades Aaron Hanania will sign copies of his new book at an event on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Oak Lawn Library from 6 pm until 8 pm, and discuss how young students can become better students through disciplined writing and storytelling. A writing project…

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Illinois Prisons ban Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book on Attica

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Illinois Prisons ban Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book on Attica

Illinois Prisons ban Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book on Attica A lawsuit filed alleges a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution Attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) on behalf of historian Heather Thompson, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” was…

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Briefs: Seymour Hersh’s Southwest Suburban roots

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Briefs: Seymour Hersh’s Southwest Suburban roots

Briefs: Seymour Hersh’s Southwest Suburban roots The hidden Southwest SuburbanChicagoland stories of Seymour Hersh, in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park, and his publication of his own small community newspaper, revealed in his blockbuster new book “Reporter” By Ray Hanania Biographies of award-winning journalist #SeymourHersh leave out a very significant aspect of his career that he describes as having…

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Roger Stone releases new book, “Stone’s Rules”

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Roger Stone releases new book, “Stone’s Rules”

Roger Stone releases new book, “Stone’s Rules” At long last, America’s most notorious political operative has released his operating manual! A freedom fighter to his admirers, a dirty trickster to his detractors, the flamboyant, outrageous, articulate, and extraordinarily well-dressed Roger Stone lays out Stone’s Rules―the maxims that have governed his legendary career as a campaign operative…

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Orland Park High school junior publishes SciFi novel

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Orland Park High school junior publishes SciFi novel

Orland Park High school junior publishes SciFi novel Orland Park High school junior Aaron Hanania published his first SciFi novel this month, a tale involving a science experiment that has gone wrong. Hanania, 17, said he was inspired to write the book because of his love for writing. A straight A honor student for almost…

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Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book

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Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book

Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book Videographer Steve Neuhaus interviews first-time author Aaron Hanania, 17, discusses his new book “The King’s Pawn”, why he wrote it, what it is about, and some of the key aspects of the characters in the book. Soon to be a high school senior. He urges other…

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