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Movie Review- ‘The Possession’ is Your Cliche Exorcist Movie; With a Few Twists

April Barkley WCB Movie Writer  Director-Ole BornedalProduced by Sam RaimiStudio-Ghost House PicturesStarring-Natasha Calis,Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra SedgwickRating-3 out of 4 stars  When people hear that the newest horror flick coming to theaters is about possession, people count down the days until they get to see it, theaters are packed, and popcorn starts to fly as people…

Lee DeWyze releases new song video

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer Season 9 American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze from Chicago, IL is preparing for a new album release in the near future. After having low sales for his album following the conclusion of the reality show and being dropped from RCA Records, DeWyze has been slowly putting together the next record. His devoted…

Chicon 7 2012

April Barkley WCB Event Writer  Hey Windy City Banner readers! This Labor Day weekend, geeks gathered for another convention in the Chicago area called Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention. I attended so I could tell you all about this science fiction event. Chicon features authors, artists, fans, dealers, and more. It includes genres…

Gaiman, Game of Thrones, Locus win Hugos

The Hugo Award winners on Sunday night in Chicago. (WCB Photo by Tom Wray) The Hugo Awards, essentially the Oscars of science fiction, were held at Chicon 7 in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 2. The ceremony was also broadcast to Dragon*Con in Atlanta. Author John Scalzi, himself a nominee for short story, was the emcee…