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Film critic Roger Ebert courtesy Chicago Sun-Times

Film critic Roger Ebert 1942 – 2013

A lot of chatter on the Internet  and elsewhere today about the passing of legendary film critic Roger Ebert. He possessed a sharp mind, quick wit, and a passion for movies and writing.  Ebert died yesterday in Chicago after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 and one of the world’s most influential film critics. Ebert took on the job of a film critic at the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He still held that position when he died. In 1975, he won the first Pulitzer Prize for film criticism. Ebert... Read More →

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Dr.Phil’s new book “Life Code” and the new rules for being a player

Popular TV host and six-time New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Phil McGraw, has a new book being released tomorrow. “Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World” is supposed to empower readers to deal with the real world and how it works. “Life is a game – and you will either be a player or be the one played,” explained Dr. Phil in a PR news release. “Yesterday’s rules and expectations about relationships, emotions and interacting just simply don’t apply any more, not like they used... Read More →

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Morning: A tribute to Gil Scott-Heron 1949 – 2011

A music pioneer has passed on. Poet and spoken-word musician, Gil Scott-Heron, died in a New York City hospital yesterday at the age of 62. He reportedly became ill after returning from a European trip. Scott-Heron became famous for his well-known song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” from his first album “125th and Lenox” (1970).  Other versions of the composition appeared on the artist’s other albums including “Pieces of a Man” (1971). Scott-Heron was known for his songs that spoke of social and political issues. He’s considered an inspiration for... Read More →

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