| Apr 8, 2012
World leaders will descend on Chicago for the NATO summit May 20-21, protected by armored vehicles, magnetometers, terrorist watch lists, heavily armed soldiers and police officers. The security may be unprecedented in Chicago history. Here are 10 facts...
| Jan 5, 2012
Big deals are coming to Central Florida's theme parks and attractions. In the coming years, we'll be able to visit an "Avatar"-based land within Disney's Animal Kingdom, see even more of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter somewhere at Universal Orlando...
| Oct 9, 2012
Coinciding with the comic strip's 65th anniversary, Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" gang--that's Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and the rest, if your memory needs a reboot--will hit the big screens Nov. 25, 2015, a press release announced this...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:58 AM
Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang will be featured in a new animated film set to hit theaters in 2015. The movie’s release will be timed with the 65th anniversary of the debut of the late Charles Schulz’s...
| Oct 14, 2012
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist.
Dear Gov. Pat Quinn:
Don't panic about your lousy standing in the Tribune poll published Friday. True, just 26 percent of Illinois...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:36 AM
He may be the King of Pop, but in the kingdom of dead celebrity earnings, Michael Jackson's rule has been usurped by a new queen -- Elizabeth Taylor. Forbes has released its annual list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, and Liz dethroned MJ after a two...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Growing up, I was buried in the comic section. It was the first thing I tore from the newspaper, and PEANUTS was always right there near the top of my must-read list.
Charles M. Schulz created his classic Charlie Brown universe in 1950, when it was...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:02 PM
"Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit" is a big, reasonably well-stuffed celebration of one of the great achievements in American popular culture, the "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip by lachrymose Minnesotan Charles Schulz.
In section after section of...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance:
"Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Special events really crank up this week at Central Florida's theme parks and attractions. My calendar runneth over ...
+ The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival begins Friday at Walt Disney World. New amongst the World Showcase kiosks are a vegan...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Nuts about "Peanuts"? The Orange County Regional History Center is now home to an exhibit that should appeal to devotees of Charlie Brown and the gang.
"Peanuts … Naturally" opens Saturday, Sept. 29, at the downtown Orlando museum. It includes...