The first message I ever received from Roger Ebert came nearly 20 years ago, in the form of a reply to a fan letter I'd sent him with little hope of hearing back. At the time, I was a high-school…
Variety's Justin Chang reflects on his first exchange -- a contentious one -- with the late critic, and how Roger Ebert's grace opened the door to deeper discussion and appreciation of film.
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Jenni Rivera, the Latin music and TV superstar who was on the cusp of a crossover move into English-lingo TV, died early Sunday after her chartered plane crashed following takeoff in Monterrey…
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