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Review: ‘Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields’

Yes, there were several famous adult female models/actresses throughout the 1970s and 1980s, from Lauren Hutton to Iman to Christie Brinkley, but in the extraordinary category of famous child female models/actresses, there was Brooke Shields. Just Brooke Shields. It is not exaggeration that the childhood and teen years of Brooke Shields, which make up part […]

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Chicago Holds Court With ‘The Crucible’ & ‘The Trial of Socrates’

Lady Justice should be blind, but sometimes society’s hysteria skews her vision. Such was the case during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93 which take centerstage in Invictus Theatre Company’s revival of The Crucible. “While written as a response to Senator McCarthy’s persecution of suspected communists in 1950s America, The Crucible has parallels to today’s […]

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Review: Four Movies For Mother’s Day 

By its very nature, motherhood is the be-all and end-all of humanity. Moms mark the start of everyone’s story! As such, here’s a handful of mom-related movies (in alpha order) to watch on Mother’s Day. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. (2023) Directed and written by Kelly Fremon CraigBased on the same-named bestseller, this […]