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Tina Fey, who plays Kim Baker in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” lunched with author Kim Barker prior to taking on the role. 

War: WTF is it good for?

March 7, 2016

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” the film based on war reporter Kim Barker’s acclaimed memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” is an explosively entertaining, feminist war farce from “30 Rock” and “Saturday Nig...

Author Kim Barker says ‘WTF’ about the war on terror

Prior to becoming the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Chicago Tribune in 2004, Kim Barker worked for The Seattle Times. 

By Film Critic

February 29, 2016

"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is a laugh-out-loud war comedy from “Saturday Night Live” scribe Robert Carlock. The film stars Tina Fey as Kim Baker, a war reporter in Afghanistan and Pakistan who is b...

Newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Thomasin in her first major film role.

‘The Witch’ ditches cabin in the woods

February 15, 2016

Director Robert Eggers’ feature-length debut “The Witch” is set in New England in 1630. In the first scene, a gray, austere court broods over the fate of William, played by Ralph Ineson, a father o...

Robert Eggers discusses resurrecting age-old terror in ‘The Witch’

Robert Eggers

By Film Critic

February 15, 2016

Writer and director Robert Eggers' debut feature, "The Witch," painstakingly recollects the destruction of a puritan New England family after having been banished to the edge of the wilderness by their comm...

Columbia’s WCRX-FM rocks the Holly Jolly Trolley | The Columbia Chronicle

December 14, 2015

Columbia’s WCRX-FM and Radio Department hosted its 13th annual Holly Jolly Trolley food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Dec. 10 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.  Students and lo...

Notable Native: Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the independent journalist who sued to get the video of Laquan McDonald's death to the general public.

By Metro Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Nov. 24 video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, by a Chicago police officer was controversial given its graphic content, but to Brandon Smith, a journalist who file...

EDM artist Robert DeLong will play with Coleman Hell Nov. 5 at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.

Robert DeLong’s electro force is ‘In the Cards’

November 2, 2015

Robert DeLong is a man of many sounds but is mostly known for blending his strong, melodic voice with electronic dance music. Many of his sounds are created through digital keys, drums, pads, pedals a...

Notable Native: Bill Bunker

Bill Bunker, father of three and a marketing manager, also performs stand-up comedy regularly at the Laugh Factory

By METRO REPORTER

October 5, 2015

Bill Bunker has always wanted to perform comedy and began taking classes a week after his first daughter was born. She is now 16 years old. He started taking classes at Zanies Comedy Club, which he recomm...

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