| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The future — at least Chicago-born director Robert Zemeckis' idea of the future, as envisioned in 1989 — arrives, in our present space-time continuum, in 553 Earth days. That date, Oct. 21, 2015, is when "Back to the Future Part II" is set,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:46 PM
It only took minutes for the hundreds of amateur and professional skateboarders who attended the opening Saturday of the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark to seemingly cover every available surface.
Each rail, ledge and pool coping was grinded. Each stair...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Most of us remember the hoverboard scene from the 1989 film 'Back to the Future 2.'
While the technology to create such a device was nonexistent when the film was released, many have been waiting and dreaming for the day when they can purchase their...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:14 PM
2015 is just around the corner, and you know what that means -- hoverboards!
Or, to use the official brand name, HUVr boards!
That's right! Just like we were promised in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II," we will soon be able to zip around...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Before skaters recorded tricks on their phones and ESPN began airing the X Games or "extreme sports on TV," a Hollywood Hills High kid so slight that he looked more like a sixth-grader leaned back on his board and popped it into the air — without...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:55 AM
The Aquabats are a band from Southern California who dress as superheroes and are also the stars of their own television series. In "The Aquabats! Super Show!," which airs Saturday mornings on the Hub, they travel about in their Battle Tram to play...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:26 AM
If you are looking to do something different, and a new crowd to do it with, FAT Village is the place to be this weekend.
That’s when Josh Miller throws out the welcome mat, rolls out the grill and dishes out free burgers and dogs for BBQ Friday...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Meet Brian Sumner: As part of the traveling exhibit "Tony Hawk: RAD Science," the Museum of Discovery and Science (401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is holding a 1-4 p.m. seminar on the science of skateboarding and making your own skateboard...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Hey, you’re a cool parent. Not an eye-rolling source of embarrassment for your kids. Oh, you are? Well, “Yo Gabba Gabba” creator Christian Jacobs knows what you mean. And he’s about the coolest dad ever.
Way back before he...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Reginald Destin died doing what he loved most: skateboarding.
After taking up the sport at a young age, Destin, 42, became a pillar in the Chicago skateboarding community, known by many for his signature “wall ride” move that took Destin...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Waiting For Lightning
Dec. 7, call for showtimes, Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 498-2500, bowtiecinemas.com
"Goals can be dangerous." So says pro skateboarder Rodney Mullen about 35 minutes into Waiting for Lightning, a...