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Comedy Sat Oct 08 2011

Deon Cole Talks "Conan" on CNN Comedy

Chicago's Deon Cole, part of the Emmy-nominated writing staff at "Conan," is interviewed in a recent clip on "CNN Comedy"; in this funny feature, the comedian tells how he first hooked up with Conan O'Brien, being the staff's only black writer and how O'Brien uses his guitar to let his writers know if their joke and sketch pitches are a hit or a miss.

 

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Feature Thu Apr 16 2015

From Chicago to Senegal by Way of the Drum: Interview with Local Filmmaker Mallory Sohmer

By Ana Sekler

Mallory Sohmer is a freelance documentary filmmaker from Chicago and a Columbia College alumna. She co-directed the new film, Drum Beat Journey, the story of four inner-city youth who travel to Petit Mbao, Senegal, to participate in a drumming workshop. The program used music as a vehicle to capture and connect with the young men in an engaging and original way. But this is not just a film about drumming; it's about stepping into another culture to learn about oneself.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Apr 17 2015

Unfriended, Monkey Kingdom, Ex Machina, Clouds of Sils Maria, True Story, Revenge of the Mekons & May in the Summer

By Steve Prokopy

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Fri Apr 17 2015
Heroes of House @ Metro

Fri Apr 17 2015
HUMP! Film Festival Tour @ Music Box

Fri Apr 17 2015
Dmitry Samarov @ Rational Park

Fri Apr 17 2015
Back to the Future parts I & II @ Music Box

Fri Apr 17 2015
What We Do In The Shadows @ Film Center

Fri Apr 17 2015
Chicago Latino Film Festival

Sat Apr 18 2015
Chicago Palestine Film Festival

Sat Apr 18 2015
HUMP! Film Festival Tour @ Music Box

Sat Apr 18 2015
You're Being Ridiculous @ Mayne Stage

Sat Apr 18 2015
Chicago Latino Film Festival

Sat Apr 18 2015
Home Video Day @ Nightingale Cinema

Sat Apr 18 2015
YarnCon

Sat Apr 18 2015
SSII: Post-Butoh Festival @ Outerspace

Sun Apr 19 2015
"Diversified" at Under the Gun Theater

Sun Apr 19 2015
Spring Exhibitions @ The Hyde Park Art Center

Sun Apr 19 2015
Outpost by Lou Mallozzi @ The Hyde Park Art Center

Sun Apr 19 2015
SSII: Post-Butoh Festival @ Outerspace

Sun Apr 19 2015
YarnCon

Sun Apr 19 2015
The Residents Documentary @ Logan Theater

Tue Apr 21 2015
Nerdette Live!

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Write Club @ Hideout

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Frances Stark: Intimism @ The Art Institute of Chicago

Wed Apr 22 2015
Sound Opinions at the Movies: The Breakfast Club

Thu Apr 23 2015
Flash Gordon @ Logan Theater

Thu Apr 23 2015
WORK WERQ: Opening Reception @ FLATSstudio

Thu Apr 23 2015
Sensing and Sensibility Panel Discussion @ SAIC


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