| 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 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 1, 2013
| 6:03 AM
The Brothers Q brand of rapping the classics has another manifestation: a Christmas show entitled "A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol."
The new hip-shop show, developed in concert with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, will bow Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare...
| 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 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:13 AM
This one’s for the kids.
Debby Ryan (“Jessie,” “The Suite Life on Deck”) will perform Nov. 23 at the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade and then take part in a Radio Disney-sponsored meet-and-greet Nov....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:20 AM
"The two most beautiful words in the world of comedy ... 'Richard Pryor'." This effusive sentiment opens the recent Showtime documentary "Omit the Logic" and serves as a reminder of Pryor's devotion to stand-up comedy and his genius at pushing the art...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:11 PM
You probably won’t understand most of what is being said in the trailer for the Bollywood film, “Dhoom 3,” released today, but you will recognize several of the locations featured in the nearly three minute video.
The third movie in...
| 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.”