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  • Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul

    Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul
    Near the end of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," as this vast science fiction blockbuster-to-be neared its third hour, the floodgates burst: My chin quivered (check), tear ducts filled (check), cheeks grew warmer (check). And yup, I cried. Sneaking a...
  • The tug of war over Griffin children

     The tug of war over Griffin children
    Picking names for children is always tough. Ken Griffin tackled the challenge with spread sheets, said Jodi Furlong, Griffin's former assistant. Her desk was next to his for 13 of the 15 years she worked for him. Among his concerns was trying to...
  • No-fly zones over Disney parks face new scrutiny

    No-fly zones over Disney parks face new scrutiny
    The "Happiest Place on Earth" has some of the strictest airspace in America. One day last month, an odd pair of security alerts appeared on the Federal Aviation Administration's website, reminding pilots that they are not allowed to fly into two areas...
  • No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat

    No-fly zones over Disney have cynical Mickey-haters smelling a rat
    Somewhere in Washington, there are committees of bureaucrats assigned to assess which American icons are most likely to be attacked by terrorists. At the Federal Aviation Administration, there is such a task force that looks at national landmarks to guess...
  • First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA

    First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA
      The Joker, archenemy of Batman and other DC Comics superheroes, made an early (and animatronic) appearance on the expo floor of IAAPA on Tuesday morning. The bad guy sighting at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions was...
  • Six Flags, German firm reach settlement with family in Texas roller coaster death

    Six Flags, German firm reach settlement with family in Texas roller coaster death
    Amusement park operator Six Flags and a German roller coaster maker have reached a settlement with the family of a woman who was killed last year when she plunged to her death from a roller coaster at a park in Texas, they said in a statement. Six Flags...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit:triblocal.com/events. Family 5K and health fair The...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils Fright Fest 2014 mazes

    Six Flags Magic Mountain unveils Fright Fest 2014 mazes
    As part of a multi-year Fright Fest expansion, Six Flags Magic Mountain will add more monsters, better mazes and additional nights to the annual Halloween event. In hopes of keeping up with the twin beasts of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios...
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain turning wooden coaster into Twisted Colossus

    Six Flags Magic Mountain turning wooden coaster into Twisted Colossus
    Six Flags Magic Mountain plans to convert a classic wooden coaster into the world’s longest hybrid coaster that adds two barrel roll inversions and a first-of-its-kind in the U.S. “high-five” element. Dubbed Twisted Colossus, the...
  • Universal to Open Beijing Theme Park in 2019

    HONG KONG -- Universal Parks & Resorts is to open a $3.27 billion (RMB20 billion) theme park in Beijing. The park is expected to open its doors on a first phase in 2019. That is expected to contain movie themed attractions, a City Walk and the world's...