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Chris Hegedus

Afternoon of a Faun: A Life of Dancer Tanaquil LeClercq

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Tanaquil LeClercq was a lithe, angular beauty, a dancer who graced ballet until polio struck, paralyzing her and ending her career at age 27. Nursing ...

Robert Reich Stands Tall: Inequality for All

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just as the news seems bleak, a government shut down translating to national parks closing their gates to tourists, and workers home without pay, Goog...

Cinema Eye Honors Recognizes 5 Broken Cameras, Bully, Detropia and The War Room

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

With only two categories rewarding documentary filmmaking at the annual Academy Awards, the nonfiction film community realized it had a void to fill in recognizing the outstanding work in their field.

D.A. Pennebaker Gets an Oscar, Talks About Vermeer

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Allan M. Jalon

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Elaine Kaufman Memorial: The Salon and Its Resaurateur Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When Elaine Kaufman died last December 3, she left a city of broken hearts. For months, "Elaine's" lingered on, a nostalgic haven for "regulars," but many still had to admit, Elaine's was simply not the same without Elaine.

Documentaries Storm the Nation's Capitol at Silverdocs Festival

Michael Rose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Rose

What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?

Eliot Spitzer and the Madam Co-Star in Client 9

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even as a CNN political talk show host, the specter of scandal haunts Eliot Spitzer. Oscar winning Alex Gibney seized the moment to document the falle...

Jack Goes Boating and Kings of Pastry: What Can Go Wrong in the Kitchen

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you are a cook, there is a nail-biting sequence in the new movie, Jack Goes Boating, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman under his own direction, adapt...

How Sweet It Is: Kings of Pastry

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin McCracken

It may not sound like your typical thriller: a labor of love documentary about 16 pastry chefs who have risen to the top of their field, invited to compete against themselves.

Finally -- Locavore Candy at the Farmers Market

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Flora Lazar

What does a French-inspired chocolatier make for a tightly-regulated farmers market such as Chicago's Green City Market without chocolate, hazelnuts, and almonds?

What Do Bob Dylan, Bill Clinton, and French Cream Puffs Have in Common?

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Legendary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus were at Flashpoint Academy this week for a screening of a new film they're making about the coveted "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France."