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The [Tuesday] Papers

As promised:

1. "Gary Sinise fumes," Robert K. Elder writes in the Tribune.

"As we talk and tour the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in the South Loop, Sinise's gravel-and-coffee-grounds growl picks up momentum and passion. At one point, he's hard to interrupt to ask a question as his voice succumbs to infuriated frustration. Especially when talking about director Brian De Palma.

"Listen: He was out to get the troops, to depict them as child rapists. That's the truth he wanted to tell. That's one particular, horrible episode that happened by, clearly, some criminals who happen to be in the American military'."

Okay . . .

"Sinise, who made a documentary for Fox News about his time in Iraq, was particularly infuriated by De Palma's Redacted, an award-winning but divisive drama about soldiers who raped a young Iraqi girl.

"'There are 150,000 people serving honorably, but Brian De Palma didn't care to show those stories,' Sinise says.

"His venom catches me off guard, not only because De Palma directed Sinise in both Mission to Mars and Snake Eyes, but also because Sinise says he never saw Redacted."

Every film critic in the nation should pledge right now to rip Sinise's next movie without seeing it.

2. You can find David Simon and David Carr in my new post, "Weep Not For The Newspaper Industry."

3. "They've got a list of 'The 50 Hottest Women on Radio' on, and not a single one is from Chicago, which is craaaaaaaazy," Richard Roeper "writes."

I know! Dude! That's loco! Hit me back later, we'll totally come up with our own list and tweet it . . .


That's all for today, sorry, I ended up writing that long newspaper post and putting it on our People, Places & Things page, otherwise known as PPT.


UPDATE 11:13 A.M.: It's very possible I won't have my column ready until after my noon lunch meeting. But here are a few things to chew on before then:

* Spencer Maus fashions his own version of the Sun-Times Chicago Sports Fan Survey.

* Sam Singer has a better idea for a gay marriage compromise.

* Sen. Roland Burris (D-Margin of Error).

* The Tribune, Its Sports Consultant, and Blago.

* All Eyes On Fred Lebed.

UPDATE 11:03 A.M.: And Gary Sinise.

PROGRAMMING NOTE 10:30 A.M.: There will be a Papers column today, but things seem to be moving in slow-motion around here. Air resistance is particularly thick in Beachwood HQ. I suspect sabotage. First they tried poisoning me . . .

But just as a tease, I'll tell you that today's column will include David Simon, Richard Roeper, and David Carr.


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Posted on March 10, 2009

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