#TheMJs, April 28, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



"If women are going to wear low cut dresses that show cleavage don't be harassed when men look. Or shld we sue for sexual arousal?"

Entertainment listings, April 27-May 4, 2017


This weekend


What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Frank's Faves: Live-action cat movies

This week: There's a new cat in our house. There may not be for long ...

My wife and I acquired a 2-year-old Himalayan cat recently — ostensibly to put the fear of God into some illegal immigrants in our century-old farmhouse. She's a gorgeous, long-haired creature, luxuriously furry from ears to tail. But I fear she will not be with us for long.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Free Fire' locked and loaded with nihilism

While you couldn't technically call Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire" a chamber play, you might be able to get by with referring to it as a pressure-chamber movie.

19th Ebertfest receives a lovely sendoff

CHAMPAIGN — The 19th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival opened Wednesday with a standing ovation for singer Jimmy Demers — well, emcee Chaz Ebert told the audience to stand before he sang "God Bless America."

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events troughout the area

Here's what's happening in the area's ...


Trumpets take center stage

The Champaign-Urbana celebration of the run-up to International Jazz Day, which falls on April 30 this year, will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, with an after-party at the Esquire Lounge.

Ebertfest: 'Pleasantville' director says it still holds up

CHAMPAIGN — Director Gary Ross hadn't seen his movie "Pleasantville" in 15 years when he watched it Saturday at Roger Ebert's Film Festival.

The writer, director and producer had said it was his favorite of the movies he's made.

Part 23: UI memories from actors, directors and the novelist who inspired Tom Hanks' next movie

In this Ebertfest-inspired, entertainment-themed edition of our year-long series marking the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 grads who've gone on to greatness to tell us a story about their most vivid Campustown memories.