| Nov 23, 2013
For companies like Tomy, the next month is go time.
At just four weeks before Christmas, the toy giant, which has its U.S. headquarters in Oak Brook, is eager to get its new Battroborg arena game before as many people as possible. With the game priced...
| Nov 22, 2013
The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding.
In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
| Nov 21, 2013
For many Chicagoans, the holiday season involves two long-standing traditions: The Joffrey Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker" and the Goodman Theatre's "A Christmas Carol." And while those two iconic productions are not to be missed, why not...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:41 AM
(Free!) Mozzarella Sticks Giveaway
Roots Handmade Pizza 1924 W. Chicago Ave. 773-645-4949
Be among the first 300 arrivals at the walk-up window on Winchester Avenue and take away a free mini-order of the Ukrainian Village spot's signature...
| Nov 24, 2013
The Goodman and the Joffrey are great, but they’re not the only games in town. Find a show to suit your family this season, whether you’re looking for something traditional, new-fangled or Santa-free.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:40 AM
If you were expecting the “Divergent” trailer to be a commercial for Chicago tourism, you’re probably going to be disappointed.
The two and a half minute video released today is light on recognizable Chicago landmarks, other than the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:42 AM
It hasn't been a bad little career for Kaskade, the world-renowned DJ otherwise known as Ryan Raddon. One of the guiding forces in electronic dance music for more than a decade, Kaskade is now a major concert draw, worth $16 million a year, according to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The iconoclastic movie star Bill Murray is always on the guest list for events celebrating anniversaries and the like at The Second City. But the famously unpredictable actor invariably does not show up. On Monday night, though, there was Murray on Navy...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
| Oct 31, 2013
Chicago, the city of Daniel Burnham and his oft-quoted epigram, "make no little plans," doesn't have a planning department.
Yes, you read that right.
Although the birthplace of modern American city and regional planning still has planners tucked...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Looking back on the storm of controversy that erupted when the book “Persepolis” was banned from Chicago public schools and libraries earlier this year, Lane Tech senior Levi Todd said it was a “blessing in disguise.”