| May 12, 2011
| 7:13 AM
Chicago has no shortage of household-name suburbs.
Oak Park, Berwyn, Schaumburg, Evanston -- those are all fine and good. But for whatever reason, mention Naperville, even in passing, and you're going to get a reaction. Depending on who's in on the...
| May 27, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Calling young readers - and grown-ups who read those types of books. Printers Row Lit Fest is the place for you!
Our programming this year reflects the explosion in wonderful books for young readers who are beginning to develop their own taste in...
| Dec 4, 2011
Thank J.K. Rowling for starting the kid's book craze with "Harry Potter" and Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" saga for perpetuating the trend that has more adults reading children's titles than ever before. The year 2011 has seen an explosion of books...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood.
Universal Studios is planning to build a replica of its successful Florida Harry Potter theme park in Los Angeles, said people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
A contract between...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Families swarmed the lawn of the Americana at Brand on Saturday for the unbeatable combination of Lego toys and Harry Potter paraphernalia.
The park at the center of the outdoor mall was the site of a Harry Potter Build-Off, a national competition in...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Oh, that J.K. Rowling—what a tease! This week the "Harry Potter" author revealed pottermore.com, a mysterious new website that has further confused her fans already emotional over the fact that they're less than one month away from the last Potter...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:19 AM
Universal Orlando marked the anniversary of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a confetti-streamers-butterbeer moment at 9:23 a.m. on Saturday -- one year after it officially opened last spring at Islands of Adventure theme park. Universal is...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Debora Bell would be glad "if 3-D went away."
The Rockville printer is just the kind of filmgoer Hollywood wants to keep happy. Her family goes to movies every week. They get to the first screenings they can, usually at the 3-D-equipped AMC Columbia or...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Melissa Rajala was never afraid to make the midnight trek to the bookstore to pick up the newest book of the Harry Potter series as soon as it hit the shelves, even if she didn’t fit J.K. Rowling’s primary demographic.
“I was one of the...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:51 AM
A 10-year-old tradition will soon come to an end: The last "Harry Potter" movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," will open next Thursday night, just after midnight.
Night-owl screenings are scheduled at theaters throughout the country,...