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MEDIA APPEARANCE: Upcoming panel host and podcaster at LodgeCon 2017

Yours truly was asked to host a film-centered panel and I wholeheartedly accepted the chance to back a friend.  The topic will be "The State of Genre and Fantasy Films" and I will attempt to hold court on the matter.  I'm not going alone though.  I have enlisted two Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle colleagues and fellow genre film fans to join me, John Robinson and El'Ahrai Stanek, of "The Harvey and Bob Show" podcast based in Woodridge, Illinois.

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MEDIA APPEARANCE: Guest post on Wilmette Patch

My recent website article promoting the Wilmette Theatre's upcoming "Science on Screen" series was picked up as a guest post on the local Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch website.  My thanks go out to Jonah Meadows for approaching me for the shared use.  It's always nice to see your name in a by-line.

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SPECIAL: The Wilmette Theatre hosts the upcoming SCIENCE ON SCREEN series

Partnering with The Field Museum of Chicago, The Wilmette Theatre will present SCIENCE ON SCREEN series, a creative screening program matching classic, cult, and documentary films with scientists from the worlds of science technology and medicine offering related scientific information and leading lively discussion. The theme of the first season will be the study of the environment, evolution and protecting wildlife, particularly endangered species.

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SPECIAL: A message from the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle

The CIFCC was founded on the pillar of diversity.  It is a message that resonates in all that we do, both as a group and as critics.  In our eyes and through our passion as film lovers and creative individuals, diversity means more than just demographics.  Take a watch and a listen to this special trailer and message from the CIFCC, featuring yours truly.

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EDITORIAL: Movies and the 9/11 impact

ANNUAL UPDATE: I'm here for an editorial on the anniversary of 9/11 to showcase a few movies, both serious and not-so-serious, that speak to that day whether as a tribute, remembrance, or example of how life has changed since that fateful day.  Enjoy!

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GUEST CRITICS #15: Bad Moms

As a very special occasion, my "Guest Critics" this time are four very lovely and special ladies.  What makes them lovely and special?  The fact that they are all mothers makes those adjectives appropriate and just two of many possible superlatives.  One of them just happens to my wife too!  

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SPECIAL: CIFCC coverage of the Chicago premiere of "The American Side"

Fellow Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle director Jim Alexander and I were approached by the local film publicity and The Wilmette Theatre to cover the Chicago premiere of "The American Side," the second feature film from writer/director Jenna Ricker.  Its June 17, 2016 premiere featured a post-film Q&A session hosted by Oriana Oppice of Women in Film Chicago.  The guests were Ricker, her co-writer and star Greg Stuhr, and executive producer Mary Henry.

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