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Revisionist Awards: What SHOULD Have Been Nominated

Roe Conn & Richard Roeper look back at the awards that should have been! Listen to hear which films and performances popular award ceremonies overlooked.

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Silver Room Block Club Party canceled for 2021; officials wouldn't commit to 2022 event being in Hyde Park

Eric Williams, the owner of the Silver Room in Hyde Park, made the announcement Monday.

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Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ production exits Georgia over new voting restrictions law

The film is the largest and most high profile Hollywood production to depart the state since Georgia’s Republican-controlled state Legislature passed new voter laws.

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Spotify podcast ‘Dissect’ examines Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ song by song

The Chicago native’s sixth album is a double-platinum RIAA certified record.

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Dear Abby: DNA tests prove what teens’ father always denied — he’s biracial

The evidence indicates the dad came from an extramarital affair, and he will not take that news well.

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Horoscope for Monday, April 12, 2021

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‘Emptiness’ brings another language to Chicago Latino Film Festival

A rare entry in Mandarin, the movie details the lives of Chinese immigrants settling in Ecuador.

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‘Nomadland’ director becomes first woman of color to win top DGA award

The prize solidifies Chloe Zhao’s status as an Oscar frontrunner.

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Dear Abby: People keep texting in the wee hours, when I fear the worst

Going back to sleep is impossible after a non-emergency message arrives at 3 a.m.

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Horoscope for Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Netflix postpones ‘Diana: The Interview that Shocked the World’ documentary following Prince Philip’s death

Netflix has indefinitely postponed a documentary about Princess Diana’s famous 1995 BBC interview following news of Prince Philip’s death Friday.

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Dear Abby; After leaving me, wife brings boyfriend to hang out with our friends

Four years after separation, man feels betrayed both by the wife who hasn’t divorced him and the friends who are celebrating her new life.

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Horoscope for Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Rapper DMX dead at 50

The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering "catastrophic cardiac arrest," according to the hospital in White Plains, New York, where he died.

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Star Trek planning a mission to Chicago in 2022

The official Star Trek convention will return as an in-person event with Star Trek: Mission Chicago, a three-day immersive experience at McCormick Place.

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Riverwalk vendors begin phased reopening Friday

This year’s reopening is earlier than any previous season for the concessions program.

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Restored mosaic on the Far North Side highlights Jewish immigrants’ struggles

It has adorned the Bernard Horwich JCC on Touhy Avenue in West Ridge since 1980. It portrays the challenges they faced coming here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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With Aaron Rodgers hosting, it was only a matter of time before Vince Lombardi came up on ‘Jeopardy’

And, to Rodgers’ delight, there was a ‘Princess Bride’ clue.

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10-year-old wins spot on Sun-Maid’s ‘Board of Imagination’

Samuel Loza wins a $5,000 scholarship, and his school gets a year’s worth of Sun-Maid snacks.

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Dear Abby: The picky women my age reject me, so I date someone younger

Man, 53, says his peers can’t be bothered to respond to him on dating apps.

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‘Thunder Force’: Superpowers turn two likable actors into an anemic duo

The transformed Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are no match for lazy, gross-out jokes and mediocre action sequences.

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Horoscope for Friday, April 9, 2021

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Anne Beatts, original ‘SNL’ writer and ‘Square Pegs’ creator, dies at 74

She was part of the team that launched ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1975 and made it a cultural phenomenon.

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‘The Nevers’: On HBO’s ambitious fantasy series, women’s supernatural gifts just keep on giving

The visuals dazzle and the action scenes thrill on a show that’s part ‘X-Men’ and part ‘Doctor Who.’

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Andrea Bocelli tour — latest arena trek headed to Chicago

The 21-date "Believe" tour, in support of Bocelli’s new album of the same name, kicks off Oct. 13 in Milwaukee.

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‘The Chi’ season four trailer released; Vic Mensa, Da Brat joining cast

The new season for the Showtime series kicking off May 23, will return to storylines focused on the relationships between the Black community and the police.

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‘Jeopardy!’ reveals dates for next slate of guest hosts: Bialik, Cooper, Whitaker

Mayim Bialik, Anderson Cooper and Bill Whitaker will helm the daytime game show with dates through June 11.

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Kemi Alabi, Chicago-based writer-activist, honored by the Academy of American Poets

Alabi’s "Against Heaven," is scheduled for publication in Spring 2022.

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‘Jeopardy!’ guest host Aaron Rodgers reveals his love of Ewoks

Star Wars fans had mixed feelings about the revelation.

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This week in history: Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

On April 4, 1968, civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Here’s how the Chicago Daily News covered the murder in the city and in Memphis.

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Dear Abby: As fiancee works at home, man expects her to cook and clean

She has a demanding IT job that requires frequent conference calls and leaves no time for chores.

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Horoscope for Thursday, April 8, 2021

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The Mix: Chicago Latino Film Festival, PrideArts Spring Fest and more cool things to do April 8-15

There’s much to check out online and in person in Chicago in the week ahead.