‘Sweat’ earns top prize at Chicago International Film Festival

Magdalena Kolésnik stars as aself-obsessed internet star, exposing what it means to live a life online in “Sweat.” | Lava Films The city’s oldest film festival continues online through Sunday. The 56th Chicago International Film Festival awarded its top prize, a Gold Hugo, to “Sweat.” Due to COVID-19, the ceremony live-streamed on YouTube. Apt for […]

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Laid-off hotel workers rally after health insurance yanked: ‘We’ve been thrown out like yesterday’s garbage’

Shawan Johnson, a room attendant at The Hilton Chicago, took part in a rally with other hotel workers who are demanding health insurance in the Loop, Friday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2020. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times “We have spent years and decades of our lives working for these companies,” said Jesus Morales, who worked as banquet server […]

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Let’s declare a two-week ‘grace period’ — until Nov. 17 — to make sure all votes are counted

A voter drops a mail-in ballot into a secure drop box in Chicago on Oct. 2. | Getty Donald Trump will announce victory on the night of Nov. 3 no matter how many votes Biden has. Trump then will incite street agitations and launch judicial challenges based on conspiratorial fantasies. In an electoral season replete […]

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Chicago police officers shoot armed person while responding to Little Village shooting, police say

Chicago police block off 26th Street west of Lawndale Avenue after officers shot and critically wounded an armed person in Little Village. | Sam Charles/Sun-Times The male suspect was critically wounded, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Chicago police officers, responding to a call of shots fired, shot and critically wounded a male in Little […]

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1.8 million ballots cast statewide bringing state closer to a ‘fairly clear picture’ of results on election night

As of Friday morning, 161,294 people had voted early in person in Chicago. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file Election officials have urged residents to cast ballots early or by mail to avoid crowded Election Day polling places amid COVID-19 concerns. Over 1.8 million Illinois residents have cast ballots in some way 11 days before what […]

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‘The Witcher’ by Henry Cavill scores high with the public despite reviews

Despite mixed reviews from critics, the Netflix series by Henry Cavill, The Witcher, scores big among the public in the United States. Earlier this month, Henry Cavill’s new Netflix show debuted and generated a mixed reaction from critics. The show currently has a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but has a 93% […]

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Do you want to start the new year? StarFlyer is giving away tickets

ORLANDO, Fla. – An attraction from International Drive hopes that you will start the new year with them. The Orlando StarFlyer organizes the New Year’s Eve party “The Soaring 20’s” on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. on January 1. The attraction, a 450-foot swing ride in Icon Park, promises a live DJ, food, […]

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Tottenham fans name the 13 transfer goals to replace Kieran Trippier as a right-back

After a summer that Kieran Trippier left Tottenham Hotspur to move to Atletico Madrid, fans urge Jose Mourinho to invest in a new right-back. It’s been two and a half years since Kyle Walker left Spurs for Manchester City. Serge Aurier was signed by Paris Saint-Germain as the successor to the England international. Kyle Walker-Peters […]

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Vancouver Canucks Season is Weird so Far

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter S. Thompson For the Vancouver Canucks, “weird” is usually an epithet for unlucky bounces, identical twins, or the occasional goaltender. As the NHL comes back from the season’s break, it’s worth looking at some of the Vancouver Canucks season weird numbers, events, or just coincidences […]

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Lily Tomlin arrested in D.C. during climate change protest led by costar Jane Fonda

Following in the footsteps of her Grace and Frankie costars, Lily Tomlin is the latest to get arrested outside the Capitol during climate change protests led by her Netflix series counterpart, Jane Fonda. The arrest, which can be seen below, happened Friday during the 12th week of climate protests organized by Fonda. Tomlin was among […]

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New Russian weapons can travel at 27 times the speed of sound

In this photo taken from abstract videos distributed by the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service, an intercontinental ballistic missile rises from a silo somewhere in Russia. The Russian military said the Avangard supercar introduced the tax on Friday. The Kremlin has made modernizing Russia’s strategic nuclear forces one of its top priorities. (Russian Ministry of […]

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What exactly is the plan for the Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in a rut, with no discernible identity and an ugly cap situation. How can they build properly around Karl-Anthony Towns? Two years ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. It looked like it might be the beginning of something, with the acquisition of Jimmy […]

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Here Are a Few Things Lots of Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t

What should I do to ring out the decade? I know! Let’s make people mad at me. With that in mind, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things that lots of liberals believe even though they shouldn’t. Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. There’s evidence that they have positive effects on many things, […]

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Here Are a Few Things Lots of Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t

What should I do to ring out the decade? I know! Let’s make people mad at me. With that in mind, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things that lots of liberals believe even though they shouldn’t. Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. There’s evidence that they have positive effects on many things, […]

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