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Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 30, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blizzards and storms may have cut into my meeting and party schedule, but the silver lining is long stretches of unanticipated time to read books, like a glutton, including selections from Carl Sandburg, James McBride and Solomon Northrup. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Sh…

January 29, 2014 12:00 am
Ebert documentary to premiere at Sundance festival

Ebert documentary to premiere at Sundance festival

When "Life Itself" debuts Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, it will be the first time Roger Ebert's widow will see the full documentary about her late husband's life.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
60-Something: Reflections on the benefits of friends and friendships

60-Something: Reflections on the benefits of friends and friendships

My best friend Sue died of a brain tumor in her early fifties. Her oldest son, Joe, was killed in a car accident when he was 15. I don't think she ever got over it. Valjean McLenighan worked with me at Follett Publishing. She died of cancer, after she got to swim with dolphins, also in her l…

January 06, 2014 5:46 pm
Hollywood Midwest: Chicago provides a setting for recent and upcoming blockbusters

Hollywood Midwest: Chicago provides a setting for recent and upcoming blockbusters

When it comes to Chicago and Hollywood, 2013 has been the best of times and the worst of times.

November 03, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Hollywood Midwest

Hollywood Midwest

When it comes to Chicago and Hollywood, 2013 has been the best of times and the worst of times. The city’s beloved critic and cultural icon Roger Ebert passed away, but the movies are very much alive and well in the Second City—especially in its streets and soundstages. In fact, when it come…

September 25, 2013 9:48 am Photos

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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

We have just closed the book on an extraordinarily beautiful issue of Shore magazine that includes a vast array of discoveries, rebirths and humble Renaissance. I had almost completely forgotten about the Paw Paw River running through southwest Michigan, until Tony Martin used it as a backdr…

June 23, 2013 2:00 am
OFFBEAT: Priest/author Greeley's funeral slated Wednesday in Beverly

OFFBEAT: Priest/author Greeley's funeral slated Wednesday in Beverly

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 03, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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The Rev. Andrew Greeley and film criticRoger Ebert in 1993 in New Buffalo, Mich.

The Rev. Andrew Greeley and film criticRoger Ebert in 1993 in New Buffalo, Mich.

The Rev. Andrew Greeley, wearing a favorite Chicago Bears shirt, attends a joint book signing party in New Buffalo, Mich., with friend and film critic Roger Ebert in 1993, where both had weekend homes.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

April 10, 2013 12:00 am
Roger Ebert Superstar: There are friends and there are friends

Roger Ebert Superstar: There are friends and there are friends

Minor thoughts about a major person and wonderful photos by Roger's friend and personal photographer, Jack Lane.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: NY Critic Rex Reed under fire for Melissa McCarthy remarks

OFFBEAT: NY Critic Rex Reed under fire for Melissa McCarthy remarks

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 11, 2013 12:00 am
Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

He walks slowly these days—a kind of stoop-shouldered amble—his face reflecting the aches and pains of a 72-year-old body that’s been invaded by prostate cancer, Lyme disease and a mild stroke that still affects coordination.

November 20, 2012 12:00 pm Related
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 15, 2012

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 15, 2012

Anthony Bourdain's Layover in Chicago Kicks-off Season 2 on the Travel Channel starring OTAH Artist-in-Residence Bruce Elliott and weekend two for 'The Perfect Garden' by Theresa Carilli --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

November 14, 2012 9:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, September 13th

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, September 13th

Martin Scorsese, screenwriter Steve Zaillian and documentary-maker Steve James team up to film Roger Ebert's Life Itself, John McHugh on Sophia Loren and Dr. Michael Luongo hosts Salon Show at SSA.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

September 12, 2012 8:15 am
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, March 1st

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, March 1st

Tomorrow, at a theater near you, the opening of The Lorax movie and a party for Dr. Seuss's 109th b-day at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles on Saturday; also very secret exclusive Paparazzi opening Saturday in Valpo. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine

February 29, 2012 8:15 am
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, February 23rd

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, February 23rd

News from the Shore in-box includes debut of Laura Caldwell's 13th book. Roger Ebert shouts out to University of Illinois alums to save the student paper and Harbor Country artist Roger Harvey prints for Art Attack. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine

February 22, 2012 8:15 am
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert (right) and and his late rival newspaper film critic counterpart Gene Siskel are shown during their 1986 pre-Academy Awards coverage in Los Angeles.

February 08, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Join me Thursday at VU for free coffee talk about Roger Ebert memoir

OFFBEAT: Join me Thursday at VU for free coffee talk about Roger Ebert memoir

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 08, 2012 12:00 am

Ebert's memoir a poignant look back on 'Life Itself'

"Life Itself: A Memoir" (Grand Central Publishing), by Roger Ebert: A gentle look back, "Life Itself: A Memoir" is as moving as it is amusing, fresh evidence that Roger Ebert is a writer who happens to love movies, not a movie lover who happens to write.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Here's your chance to catch up with Betty Mahmoody

OFFBEAT: Here's your chance to catch up with Betty Mahmoody

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 19, 2011 12:00 am
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