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An Inglourious Basterdization of History

Bryan Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bryan Farrell

There is a surprising truth about WWII: nonviolence, of the kind Gandhi practiced, was used successfully against the Nazis.

My Name Is Roger, And I'm An Alcoholic

blogs.suntimes.com | Roger Ebert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In August 1979, I took my last drink. It was about four o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, the hot sun streaming through the windows of my little carria...

Roger Ebert: "Death Panels." A Most-Excellent Term.

Chicago Sun-Times | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Death panels" is such an excellent term. You know exactly what it means, and therefore you know you're against them. Debate over. This term more than...

In Praise of a Real Man

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rod Lurie

If Roger Ebert's throat cancer -- devastating and unforgiving -- has not been able to stop him, then nothing as petty as the collapse of one of the nation's stalwart journalistic enterprises is going to either.

Film Critic Roger Ebert Alive and Kicking at EbertFest

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A thumbs up from Ebert is still the highest accolade (other than an Oscar) that a movie can get. EbertFest is like a week-long thumbs-up for filmmakers.

Roger Ebert Thanks Bill O'Reilly For Putting Chicago Sun-Times In His Hall Of Shame

Chicago Sun-Times | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dear Bill: Thanks for including the Chicago Sun-Times on your exclusive list of newspapers on your "Hall of Shame." To be in an O'Reilly Hall of Fame ...

Barbra Streisand's Masterpiece Yentl Finally on DVD

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

Yentlis the final film of Streisand's to be released on DVD, and the best was saved for last.

Ebert Pays Tribute To Siskel: 'He Is In My Mind Almost Every Day'

Roger Ebert's Journal | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gene Siskel and I were like tuning forks. Strike one, and the other would pick up the same frequency. When we were in a group together, we were always...

A Modest Proposal

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

It's time for justice. It's time for the eight o'clock on a Saturday night to be reclaimed by the many, not ruined by the few.

Mariotti: Roger Ebert Can Kiss My Ass

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a wide-ranging interview with RealClearSports, AOL Sports columnist Jay Mariotti touched on his vitriolic exit from the Chicago Sun-Times in August...

Roger Ebert Sounds the Bell for the Death of Print Film Criticism (and Entertainment Journalism) - and the World Weeps with Him

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It is a shame that the tradition of the newspaper film critic, the very thing that aspired me to first love movies, has so quickly been destroyed in a little under two years.

Ebert's Little Rule Book (Plus One of My Own)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Roger Ebert has posted twenty iron clad rules for being a film critic. Many of them are obvious (don't talk, text, or be obnoxious in a theater), but...

Roger Ebert Can't Stand Sarah Palin

Los Angeles Times | Patrick Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's no secret that everyone is weighing in on politics these days, from David Letterman to Barbara Walters and the esteemed ladies of "The View," who...

Roger Ebert Pans Palin

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Venerable film critic Roger Ebert waded into politics Thursday to review Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The verdict? Thumbs Down. ...

Two White Guys "At the Movies"

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

It's 2008 and some black dude is running for president, but the movie review show based in Chicago - which has one of the largest black and Latino populations in America--couldn't find one single movie writer, reviewer, or blogger "of color" to fill one of the seats?

Roger Ebert Rips "Rat" Jay Mariotti In Open Letter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an open letter, Roger Ebert ripped former colleague Jay Mariotti for the "ugly way" he quit the Chicago Sun-Times this week. Dear Jay, What an ug...

Ben Lyons, Ebert's Replacement, Admits: "It Has Definitely Helped To Have My Dad Open Some Doors For Me"

New York Daily News | Rush & Molloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jeffrey Lyons is denying snipes by fellow movie critics that he used influence to get his son Ben the plum job of replacing Roger Ebert in the show "A...

Roger and Gene

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Siskel and Ebert loved movies. You could feel it through the TV screen. They argued all the time, intelligently and forceful -- but it's over now.

America's Most Powerful Pundit? Roger Ebert

Forbes | Tom Van Riper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What exactly is a pundit? According to the dictionary, it's "a person who makes comments or judgments, especially in an authoritative manner; critic o...