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  • 'Utopia' casting at c2e2

    'Utopia' casting at c2e2
    Any Chicagoans fed up with the way they're living these days, or how society works in general, have a chance to create a brave new world—if they make it through auditions for Fox's "Utopia" reality series. Casting producers for "Utopia" will be...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
  • Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

    Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals
    In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
  • Local Voices South: May 1 edition

    Local Voices South: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport. Tax the wealthy Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
  • Stan Lee: Interview with the creator

    Stan Lee: Interview with the creator
    It's Stan Lee's world. We just live in it. Long ago, in a decade far, far away, it was George Lucas' world; arguably, it still is, and come December 2015, when the next episode of the filmmaker's generation-defining "Star Wars" series is released,...
  • Barry Diller's Dorkly Joins the Comic Con Circuit

    Fanboy friendly ventures like Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries and Zachary Levi's Nerd Machine have made their presence felt at Comic Cons across the country for years. Now Dorkly, the website run by Barry Diller's Electus Digital, is ready for what it...
  • Interview: Rider Strong gets an intense flashback with 'Girl Meets World'

    Interview: Rider Strong gets an intense flashback with 'Girl Meets World'
    Rider Strong was at a crossroads with “Boy Meets World” not that long ago. The 34-year-old actor and director best known for playing Shawn Hunter, the floppy-haired best friend of “Boy Meets World” protagonist Cory Matthews,...
  • Cosplayer Kyle Mathis ready to 'Bioshock' at C2E2

    Cosplayer Kyle Mathis ready to 'Bioshock' at C2E2
    By day, Kyle Mathis is a mild-mannered Edgewater resident, going about his daily duties at Arda Wigs on the North Side. But that won't be the case this weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, where Mathis, 28, will suit up as Big Daddy...
  • Five awesome highlights of C2E2

    Five awesome highlights of C2E2
    There's something for all ages this weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Costumes! Conventions catering to sci-fi, fantasy and superhero fans are always rife with cosplay—that is, “costume play,” or dressing up in...
  • Bears' Israel Idonije bringing superhero tale to C2E2

    Bears' Israel Idonije bringing superhero tale to C2E2
    By day, Israel Idonije is a fairly mild-mannered defensive end for the Chicago Bears. By night -- or at least in the off season -- he’s a comic book auteur.   Idonije this afternoon will be manning a booth at McCormick Place for C2E2, the comic...
  • Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle

    Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s revised ordinance to impose some regulation on ride-sharing companies operating in Chicago was sent on its way Thursday to a full city council vote next week, despite objections that the measure lacks proper safety or consumer...