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Aldis Hodge hopes viewers learn from ‘City on a Hill’ and its corrupt justice system

The "Straight Outta Compton" actor plays a straight-arrow prosecutor in the Showtime series.

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Nik and Lijana Wallenda safely cross Times Square on high wire

The siblings walked from opposite ends of the 1,300-foot wire suspended between the towers, crossing each other in the middle.

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‘Nightmare Cinema’: The goriest, most twisted movie of the year so far

Five short films, anchored by a chilling Mickey Rourke, are the best kind of bloody.

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‘Jeopardy!’ champ James Holzhauer a winner in TV ratings, too

The first four games of the NBA Finals between Toronto and Golden State all had fewer viewers in the U.S. than Chicago librarian Emma Boettcher’s take-down of Holzhauer.

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‘Echo in the Canyon’: Jakob Dylan signs a love letter to ’60s folk/rock scene in Laurel Canyon

Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, David Crosby and others tell breezy stories in the sepia-toned documentary.

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‘Being Frank’: Even as a deceitful jerk secretly doing double daddy duty, Jim Gaffigan wins us over

The comedian plays a man with two families, each unknown to the other, in a funny and occasionally insightful slice of life.

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New Freddie Mercury music video released: WATCH ‘Time Waits for No One’

Not wanting to have the track’s release overshadowed by Queen’s blockbuster biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" last fall, singer/producer Dave Clark decided to wait to release the previously unheard version until now.

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6 books not to miss, including novels from Jennifer Weiner and ‘BoJack Horseman’ creator

Or maybe you’d be interested in Aleksandar Hemon’s 2-books-in-1 memoir, inspiration from The Try Guys or the latest from Kelsey Rae Dimberg or Mark Haddon.

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‘Framing John DeLorean’: Hybrid film, assembled from mismatched parts, still a heck of a ride

It’s part documentary, part drama starring Alec Baldwin as the showman automaker,

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‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

Author Suzanne Collins says she will go back to the years following the so-called "Dark Days," the failed rebellion in Panem.

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Robert Townsend to be honored by local arts group; talks legacy, inclusion and the late John Singleton

The filmmaker will return to his Chicago roots to accept an award from the Chicago West Community Music Center’s gala Saturday at the Palmer House.

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Franco Zeffirelli, directed ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ dies at 96

He rose to be one of Italy’s most prolific directors, working with such opera greats as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Maria Callas, as well as Hollywood stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Mel Gibson, Cher and Judi Dench.

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In Chicago, Jon Favreau celebrates his ironclad friendship with Robert Downey Jr.

The filmmaker calls Downey ‘my brother’ and gives gala crowd a flashback to his Chicago years — and a glimpse at his new ‘Lion King’ remake

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Lori Lightfoot going on Stephen Colbert show, speaking at Democratic LGBTQ fundraiser

In New York trip, mayor will debut on Colbert, mine the high-roller gay Democratic community and meet with former and present Mayors Bloomberg and de Blasio.

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HBO’s crackling good ‘Euphoria’ a cautionary tale for teens, a horror show for parents

Zendaya stars in edgy, new show that depicts the sad origins and grim consequences of experiments with sex, drugs, violence.

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‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ review: So much beauty

The relationship of two friends at the core of the story is one of the most touching and powerful this year.

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‘Late Night’: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling bring the laughs as women taking on old boys at a network

Herrrre’s funny! The one-liners and the subplots elevate the standard plot about bucking traditions.

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‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ a meta comedy about zombies, takes deadpan approach to undead

Even when the jokes don’t work, they’re at least interesting

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‘Band of Brothers’ WWII vet dies: Al Mampre was famed unit’s last surviving medic

Skokie man survived sniper’s bullet while serving with Easy Company, which won acclaim with book, HBO series, though general says, ‘He never liked the word "hero" and never saw himself as one.’

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NASA’s DC office street renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’

It honors the African American women who served as "human computers" in the effort to send humans to the moon in the 1960s.

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‘Toy Story 4,’ a Pixar sequel as wonderful as the others, plays for keeps

Woody, Buzz and their anxious new friend Forky keep the franchise strong with hilarious slapstick and touching life lessons.

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Crass ‘Shaft’ mostly goes for laughs — and misses

The entry, focused on Samuel L. Jackson and newcomer Jessie T. Usher as his sensitive son, marks a new low for the franchise.

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Ex-Teen Vogue star editor Elaine Welteroth talks race, ambition, burnout in new book

Author remains committed to telling stories of the underrepresented, only now with help from friends named Ava (Duvernay), Shonda (Rhymes) and Lena (Waithe).

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‘Men in Black: International’: The difference is, they make this look silly

The over-the-top sequel, with no Will Smith, also lacks the original’s freshness.

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Bill Murray, Jim Jarmusch long-running friendship continues with ‘Dead Don’t Die’

That Murray and Jarmusch would find each other was probably fated. Both have made deadpan a high art form, finding sublimity in the bone-dry.

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‘16 Shots’ a riveting recap of Laquan McDonald shooting and the muddle that followed

Showtime documentary recalls the young man’s death and its aftermath with a clarity that will enlighten even people intimate with the case.

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Alexandra Shipp is not ‘simple’ in latest incarnation of ‘Shaft’ — or in real life

The young actress’ character is a striking departure from the oversexualized portrayal of black women in the blaxploitation genre.

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Marvel Avengers video game details revealed, trailer released

Unfortunately, you won’t see appearances from Robert Downey Jr. or Chris Evans here. The heroes feature new likenesses setting it apart from Marvel’s blockbuster movie franchise

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‘Frozen 2’ new trailer released: Watch it here

Elsa’s powers are seriously called into question.

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‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ revisits a tour when Bob Dylan sang, drove the bus — and even had fun

How did it feel? In director Martin Scorsese’s documentary, the 1975 concerts in smaller venues come alive again.

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Pauley Perrette ‘terrified’ of Mark Harmon, says she won’t return to ‘NCIS’

In May 2018, Perrette tweeted that her departure was due to "multiple physical assaults."

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‘Halston’: Traditional doc on the designer is adorned with an unusual detail

Between stories of his innovations and excesses, the movie pauses for some unnecessary but interesting vignettes.