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Threewalls’ Community-Supported Art, Manual Cinema, and Starz series Boss

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Jamil Khoury, "the theater activist" in last week's People Issue, is captivated by:

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Boss Is Chicago city government as treacherous as it appears in the Starz hit series Boss? I sure hope not. I'm also going to assume that Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) and his wife Meredith (Connie Nielsen) are not stand-ins for former mayor Richard M. Daley and his late wife Maggie (as online chatter speculates). But hey, when have Chicago and Illinois politics ever been portrayed as immaculate? Boss is simply upping the stakes (I pray!), and brilliantly so. As a proud Chicagoan, I can't get enough of this show! Sex, violence, corruption, plot twists galore. Boss creator and executive producer Farhad Safinia captures the zeitgeist of our toddling town with a vengeance, and he does so making generous use of Chicago actors and locales. We may not come off looking squeaky clean, Chicago, but as Boss attests, we sure are fascinating to watch!

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