Art and About (April 2010)

Art and About (April 2010)

Ebertfest: Two different views of Los Angeles

Two of the 13 films in the 2010 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival offered starkly contrasting views of Los Angeles — sides of life that most of us Midwesterners never see.

Synecdoche panel with Charlie Kaufman most interesting yet of Ebertfest

Among the Ebertfest guests on stage with writer-director Charlie Kaufman on Friday night at the Virginia Theatre was a critic with an impressive pedigree and resume.

Exhausted but happy on Day 2 of Ebertfest

It’s only Day 2 of Ebertfest and I’m zonked.

Like many other festival-goers, I was up until 12:45 a.m. Thursday. As I write this early Thursday evening I’ve seen four movies already.

I’m not complaining.

Ebertfest gets off to grand start, Esquire writer here in spirit only


Pre-opening party for volunteers

Americana weekend in Urbana

This past weekend had a strong Americana flavor for my mother and me.

In Chicago with Chaz Ebert, Vincent P. Falk and Hubble IMAX 3D

Yesterday in Chicago I had rich and remarkable experiences, all thanks to my job as a daily newspaper reporter.