| Nov 8, 2012
November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15.
Article originally published July 10, 2012.
Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due...
| Jul 12, 2012
If you're old enough to appreciate a Polaroid camera, you remember the excitement of snapping a photo, waving it a few times until it developed and then passing it around or sticking it on the refrigerator.
Instagram is a lot like that. And while you can...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 8:04 AM
California's high-tech firms make the world's most popular smartphones, social networks and search engines, but there's one asset they're struggling to build: trust.
The vast majority of Californians surveyed in a statewide poll are worried about the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:17 AM
What do David Mamet and Kathie Lee Gifford have in common? Both have flops on Broadway this season.
Mamet's new play "The Anarchist," which just opened on Sunday at the John Golden Theatre in New York, announced late Tuesday that it will close on Dec....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Kathie Lee Gifford made a lot of money in the '80s as the spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Lines, singing the lyrics "In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun?" on TV commercials.
But Gifford's well-honed promotional skills proved ineffective for...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Monday at the OC Fair & Event Center, 11 lucky people will get to find out how a dropping ball feels.
The New Year's Eve celebration at the fairgrounds won't feature a ball drop like the one in Times Square, but there will be a plummeting object of a...
| Aug 2, 2012
Your Klout score tells you how influential you are on social media. But why isn't there a score to tell you how smart you are on social media?
Far from official but hopefully useful, I'd like to introduce to you my own scoring system: The SMIQ, or social...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:53 AM
An app recently launched by the company that owns Orlando's Fashion Square Mall makes finding a movie and your favorite store easier for mobile device owners.
Mall owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) launched the iOS and Android...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Kevin Systrom was working behind a hissing espresso machine at Palo Alto's Caffé del Doge in the spring of 2006 when Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg approached the counter with a puzzled look on his face. The previous summer Zuck had taken Systrom to...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Sunday night's installment of "The Walking Dead" on AMC had it all: zombie deaths, human deaths, a car wreck, new characters, a working bar, heated arguments and — to cap it all off — a song by Maryland-based blues-metal band Clutch.
| Aug 30, 2012
The Winnetka beach is a teal-colored sheet of glass, sailboats gliding along the horizon. The shimmering water is 73 degrees, and the lifeguard's ponytail dances in a summer breeze.
Meredith Lovell's three children dash into the water with their friends...