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The Passionate Thief

Francis Levy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

If you want to see Anna Magnani's earthly talents turned to comic advantage then check out Mario Monicelli's The Passionate Thief (Risate di goia, l960), the restored print of which is currently completing a run at Film Forum.

The Artful Dodger

Francis Levy | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

When something painful happens, do you immediately think you can make it worthwhile by transforming it into a great work of art that will make you fam...

Happy Pi(e) Day

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.14.2013 | DC

Happy Pi Day! Today mathletes and numbers crunchers around the world celebrate Pi Day but for food lovers, today's also a great chance to celebrat...

As Kids Prepare for Tests, Parents Prepare to Leave

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago
Jacqueline Edelberg

Here we all are, waiting on pins and needles for the CPS computer to spit out a letter informing us if our kids made it into one of Chicago's selective enrollment high schools -- about as likely as the Cubs winning the World Series.

Hacking Chicago

Derek Eder | Posted 01.12.2013 | Chicago
Derek Eder

On August 17, 2012, Chicago Public Schools launched a new version of their School Locator. Unlike the map that came before it, this one is intuitive, easy to use, and took half the time to build. How was CPS able to accomplish this?