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December 1, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
Zero stars (out of four) The examination of class in “Answers to Nothing” consists of Ryan (Dane Cook) briefly looking at a homeless person. The examination of race boils down to an African-American woman (Kali Hawk), who says she hates black people, deciding to look on the bright side. As for the discussion of infidelity, there isn't one. Ryan simply cheats on his wife Kate (Elizabeth Mitchell) - he's so sleazy he tells the romantic story of his grandparents' love while receiving oral sex from his mistress Tara (Aja Volkman)
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April 14, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Chicago man was accused of rear-ending a car while driving under the influence Tuesday, county prosecutors said, when police found that his license plate number had imprinted itself into the bumper of the victim's car in the crash. Magdaleno Villanueva, 47, of the 5600 block of South Mozart Avenue, was arrested while sitting in his car outside his home, the police report said, after police connected the license plate number to his address. Villanueva was charged with aggravated driving under the influence without ever being issued a...
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March 24, 2014 | By Peter Nickeas, Lolly Bowean and Kim Geiger and Tribune reporters
Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an escalator. The operator may have fallen asleep shortly before her train smashed through a “bumper” at the end of the track at O'Hare International Airport just before 3 a.m., according to a transit union representative. The driver, whose name has not been released, told people she nodded off moments before...
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March 24, 2014 | By Peter Nickeas, Lolly Bowean and Kim Geiger and Tribune reporters
Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an escalator. The operator may have fallen asleep shortly before her train smashed through a “bumper” at the end of the track at O'Hare International Airport just before 3 a.m., according to a transit union representative. The driver, whose name has not been released, told people she nodded off moments before...
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May 3, 2012 | By RedEye
A taxicab crashed into Schuba's Tavern, 3159 North Southport Ave. this morning, according to brooklynvegan.com . LH Schubas also posted a photo of a hole in the brick wall inside the establishment and tweeted "We are frantically working to get the wall fixed so that the music can continue! Thanks for all the well wishes. "
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September 23, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
"Homeland" played the role of spoiler Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, taking prizes that seemed reserved for the likes of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad. " Showtime's espionage thriller was named best drama, blocking the chance for AMC's "Mad Men" to make history by winning the trophy for the fifth year in a row. "Homeland" also scored wins for best dramatic actor (Damian Lewis) and actress (Claire Danes), and for best writing. Lewis's win for playing Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody denied Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" his fourth Emmy and once again made "Mad Men"...
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December 3, 2012 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus
Fluctuating weather presents Chicagoans with a whole slew of problems: Do we dress for 70-degree weather or do we break out the down coat?  Do we order our coffees hot or iced? Do we post happy Facebook statuses about how wonderful it is to be alive and wearing shorts in December?  Or do we use social media to bemoan the start of our fair city's most wretched weather? But there's another wrench that gets thrown into the mix when temperatures climb high and fall fast: All this inconsistency forms potholes, the streets' physical...
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December 18, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Four Windy City Rollers were injured over the weekend on the way to the roller derby league's annual awards ceremony when their car was hit head-on by another vehicle evading police. Erin Karson, public relations manager for the Windy City Rollers, said in an email that two of the members, Carlie Lusk and Sarah Knipple, were hospitalized due to their injuries, and Knipple remains in a trauma ward. Members Irene Kim and Maggie Follis were also injured. According to Karson, the four were on their way to the Black and Blue Ball, the...
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August 7, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
With the new season of "Strike Back" less than two weeks away, our friends at Cinemax continue to take us behind the scenes of the production as it was filmed in South Africa earlier this year. The latest "Production Recon" video from the action series, which follows the soldiers of a special ops unit called Section 20, shows what star Sullivan Stapleton said as one of the crazier stunts he took part in this season. The scene involves his character, Damien Scott, driving a van into a baddie.
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September 14, 2012 | Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
Tickets to a Jets-Bills game: six packs of bacon. A Civil War relic handed down for generations: one pack of bacon. A tattoo in Louisville: 200 packs of bacon. Finding out people are willing to do pretty much anything for a few pounds of pork product: For Josh Sankey, it's surprising. The actor and comedian has made it from New York to Chicago bartering with a 3,000-pound stockpile of Oscar Mayer butcher thick cut bacon. It's part of a promotion for the company he auditioned for--make it from New York to L.A. in two weeks using nothing but...
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March 24, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Wisconsin woman was accused of crashing into four parked cars early Saturday morning in Hyde Park, then fleeing in a cab, county prosecutors said. Kimberly Rodgers, 49, of Madison, was charged with a misdemeanor driving under the influence offense. Then when she was being booked in the 2nd District police station, she allegedly attacked a police officer for trying to remove the jewelry she was wearing, breaking the officer's nail in the process. According to court records, Rodgers was seen by a witness driving on East Hyde Park Boulevard, near President Obama's...
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December 18, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Four Windy City Rollers were injured over the weekend on the way to the roller derby league's annual awards ceremony when their car was hit head-on by another vehicle evading police. Erin Karson, public relations manager for the Windy City Rollers, said in an email that two of the members, Carlie Lusk and Sarah Knipple, were hospitalized due to their injuries, and Knipple remains in a trauma ward. Members Irene Kim and Maggie Follis were also injured. According to Karson, the four were on their way to the...
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April 17, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and For RedEye
If concerns about your bank account--or liver--prevented you from snapping up $175 Whisky Fest tickets before they sold out, you're not out of luck. While the April 26 bonanza, which features more than 250 whiskeys, is a popular event, it's not the only way to expand your whiskey knowledge this month. Local bars and restaurants pour enough of the amber liquid to provide an excellent crash course, and many visiting distillers will conduct special events around the fest. Whether you're a whiskey novice or as seasoned a scotch drinker as Ron Burgundy, next week provides a full...
NEWS
December 3, 2012 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus
Fluctuating weather presents Chicagoans with a whole slew of problems: Do we dress for 70-degree weather or do we break out the down coat?  Do we order our coffees hot or iced? Do we post happy Facebook statuses about how wonderful it is to be alive and wearing shorts in December?  Or do we use social media to bemoan the start of our fair city's most wretched weather? But there's another wrench that gets thrown into the mix when temperatures climb high and fall fast: All this inconsistency forms potholes, the streets' physical...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
"Homeland" played the role of spoiler Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, taking prizes that seemed reserved for the likes of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad. " Showtime's espionage thriller was named best drama, blocking the chance for AMC's "Mad Men" to make history by winning the trophy for the fifth year in a row. "Homeland" also scored wins for best dramatic actor (Damian Lewis) and actress (Claire Danes), and for best writing. Lewis's win for playing Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody denied Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" his fourth Emmy and...
NEWS
September 14, 2012 | Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
Tickets to a Jets-Bills game: six packs of bacon. A Civil War relic handed down for generations: one pack of bacon. A tattoo in Louisville: 200 packs of bacon. Finding out people are willing to do pretty much anything for a few pounds of pork product: For Josh Sankey, it's surprising. The actor and comedian has made it from New York to Chicago bartering with a 3,000-pound stockpile of Oscar Mayer butcher thick cut bacon. It's part of a promotion for the company he auditioned for--make it from New York to L.A. in two weeks...
NEWS
March 24, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Wisconsin woman was accused of crashing into four parked cars early Saturday morning in Hyde Park, then fleeing in a cab, county prosecutors said. Kimberly Rodgers, 49, of Madison, was charged with a misdemeanor driving under the influence offense. Then when she was being booked in the 2nd District police station, she allegedly attacked a police officer for trying to remove the jewelry she was wearing, breaking the officer's nail in the process. According to court records, Rodgers was seen by a witness driving on East Hyde Park Boulevard, near President Obama's...
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Chicago man was accused of rear-ending a car while driving under the influence Tuesday, county prosecutors said, when police found that his license plate number had imprinted itself into the bumper of the victim's car in the crash. Magdaleno Villanueva, 47, of the 5600 block of South Mozart Avenue, was arrested while sitting in his car outside his home, the police report said, after police connected the license plate number to his address. Villanueva was charged with...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
With the new season of "Strike Back" less than two weeks away, our friends at Cinemax continue to take us behind the scenes of the production as it was filmed in South Africa earlier this year. The latest "Production Recon" video from the action series, which follows the soldiers of a special ops unit called Section 20, shows what star Sullivan Stapleton said as one of the crazier stunts he took part in this season. The scene involves his character, Damien Scott, driving a van into a baddie.
NEWS
May 3, 2012 | By RedEye
A taxicab crashed into Schuba's Tavern, 3159 North Southport Ave. this morning, according to brooklynvegan.com . LH Schubas also posted a photo of a hole in the brick wall inside the establishment and tweeted "We are frantically working to get the wall fixed so that the music can continue! Thanks for all the well wishes. "
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