The Columbia Chronicle

Eavesdropping law unconstitutional

By Kaley Fowler

March 12, 2012

After more than two years of legal battles, Chicago street artist Chris Drew can rest easy knowing he is no longer facing felon status for audio recording his own arrest.Felony eavesdropping charges against Drew were dropped March 2 when Cook County Judge Stanley J. Sacks declared the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which prohibits citizens from recording their interactions with on-duty police officers, unconstitutional.As rep...

‘Uncle Kent’ a less-than-stellar effort

By Drew Hunt

January 31, 2011

As a mumblecore mainstay and micro-budget aficionado, Joe Swanberg is the kind of filmmaker seemingly tailor-made for iGeneration sensibilities. His filmography to date catalogs wayward 20-somethings via consumer-grade aesthetics.Though outwardly unassuming, this method doesn’t always yield accessibility. Swanberg’s films suggest a fierce indifference toward theme and characterization, which in some instances feels refreshin...

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