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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • 'Transformers' filming in the Loop this weekend

    'Transformers' filming in the Loop this weekend
    This is going to be one of your last opportunities to watch “Transformers: Age of Extinction” film in Chicago. The robotos-in-disguise sequel starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer will be shooting around the 111 S....
  • 'Transformers' to set off 'mother of all bombs' during filming

    'Transformers' to set off 'mother of all bombs' during filming
    Leave it to Michael Bay to go out with a bang. The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director and his crew are scheduled to wrap in Chicago this week, but not before filming what one source with the production called the “mother of all...
  • Interview: Bears' Matt Forte thrilled Tyga mentioned him in rap song

    Interview: Bears' Matt Forte thrilled Tyga mentioned him in rap song
    You can’t blame the Bears’ Matt Forte for having a moment when rapper Tyga mentioned his name on the 2011 remix to Drake’s “The Motto.” Forte had never heard his name on a rap song before, let alone one from the Young Money...
  • Rideshare and taxi services butt heads as city mulls its options

    Rideshare and taxi services butt heads as city mulls its options
    You’re running late and need a ride to make it to dinner with friends. Do you hail a cab on the corner or use an app to request a pickup from a growing number of rideshare services such as uberX, Lyft or Sidecar? That choice is creating friction...
  • 11 digital billboards going up along expressways

    11 digital billboards going up along expressways
    Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways. The Illinois Department of Transportation...
  • Father of the snorkel — and plenty of one-liners

     Father of the snorkel — and plenty of one-liners
    On Oct. 18, 1958, a bizarre-looking apparatus responded to a blaze at a lumberyard on Cermak Road, raised a steel arm hinged in the middle like an elbow, and revolutionized firefighting the world over. "A fireman in a crow's nest at the top of the tower...