Horror movies tap into a primal part of human nature: The desire to confront—and ultimately control—our fears.“Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared,” horror master Wes Craven once said. “I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.”The horror movie dates back to the beginning of cinema: Some of the earliest silents were scary movies, like 1915’s The Golem, 1920’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and 1922’s Nosferatu, the granddaddy of vampire flicks. Since then, Hollywood has haunted moviegoers with an evolving array of frightening films.But what constitutes a horror movie can vary greatly: Some traffic in the supernatural, while others keep the suspense to more human proportions. Some are outright gorefests and others force viewers to imagine the horror in their minds. Some scary movies are disposable … [Read more...] about The Greatest Horror Films of All Time, According to the Critics
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Updated 5:34 pm CDT, Monday, September 3, 2018 Now Playing: Police arrested the organizer of an anti-violence protest that sought to shut down part of an expressway near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Labor Day. Afterwards, protesters continued to march toward the airport. (Sept. 3) Media: Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Police arrested a dozen participants of an anti-violence protest on Labor Day that tried and ultimately failed to shut down an expressway that leads to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Live TV reports Monday showed Illinois State Police troopers also arresting the main organizer of the protest, the Rev. Gregory Livingston, who had vowed days earlier to temporarily stop the traffic flow on Interstate 90, also known as the Kennedy Expressway. Dozens of troopers blocked a ramp onto the busy expressway while a trooper with a megaphone warned those attempting to march down that they would be arrested if they didn't turn … [Read more...] about Protest brings arrests, doesn’t shut down Chicago expressway
A potential challenger to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reportedly racked up close to 200 traffic tickets. Three vehicles registered to the home of Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer have been ticketed nearly 192 times for speed-camera, red-light-camera and parking violations since 2013, according to records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. The newspaper says Gainer’s family has shelled out more than $16,500 in fines over the past five years for the infractions imposed by the city of Chicago. Gainer declined to discuss the matter, telling the Sun-Timesm "These are family cars and all tickets have been paid." Emanuel’s car has been cited for eight violations resulting in fines in the past five years: six parking tickets, one ticket for a red-light camera violation and one for a speed-camera violation, The Sun-Times said. … [Read more...] about Potential Challenger to Rahm Emanuel Racks Up $16,500 in Traffic Tickets
After moving our little family to Wellesley from suburban Chicago in March of 1985, we were surprised to learn we lived on the Boston Marathon route, and that the event was arriving soon. It seemed a mixed blessing — a chance to meet new neighbors and invite others to a spot of real estate that was in high demand for those several hours, but also an experience of having space, otherwise understood to be ours, trampled like a well-used public park. Before long, we learned to happily anticipate the day. Now each Marathon Monday, we wake to the quiet sounds of bird calls instead of traffic, then ply the National Guardsman posted nearby with coffee and treats. We feel that particular hush before the vanguard of police vehicles heralds the wheelchair runners, then that second wave of expectation before the chaos of overhead choppers and the elite runners flash by, and then that slow-growing sound of sneakers that promises the oncoming river of humanity. Since that first hot, … [Read more...] about ‘We moved to Wellesley from Chicago 33 years ago. Then we learned we lived on the Boston Marathon route.’
On a cold Thursday in December, Mike Keiser took a 240-mile trip from Chicago to central Wisconsin in search of the next great routing at his Sand Valley Golf Resort.This commitment helps explain why the Lincoln Park resident is golf’s premier modern builder — and on the leaderboard among the game’s all-time visionaries.Here’s the thing, though: The trip to Jackson Park is a lot shorter — 12 miles.Keiser is ready to lend his wisdom and donate his money for a project that would create a PGA Tour-worthy course locals and well-heeled tourists could enjoy with a caddie program that could provide summer jobs, mentorship and access to college scholarships.One year ago Saturday, the Tribune broke the news that Tiger Woods, at the request of former President Barack Obama, would be the lead designer of a South Side project that has the blessing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.Woods. Obama. Emanuel. That’s a pretty impressive triumvirate culled by Mark Rolfing, the … [Read more...] about Year after unveiling, what’s latest on Tiger Woods’ Chicago golf project?