Posts tagged "mel brooks"

BREAKING: Gene Wilder, actor and comedian, dead at 83

BREAKING: Gene Wilder, actor and comedian, dead at 83
The world has lost a bit of it’s “Pure Imagination” today, as Gene Wilder has passed into the great chocolate factory in the sky. The actor, whose films included the lauded Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, and The Producers, was heralded for his manic portrayals of some of film’s most eccentric personalities.... Read more »

Save Your Applause til' the End: My Summer of Artistic Triumph (ChicagoNow's Morning Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume II)

Save Your Applause til' the End: My Summer of Artistic Triumph (ChicagoNow's Morning Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume II)
I get home late in in the day, the August sun just starting to set. My 20-year-old body hits the bed in a pile of fatigue and unfathomable happiness. Suddenly, my mood changes as I remember the events of the best summer weekend of my life. I start to weep bitter tears, like a man... Read more »