| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:56 PM
One of Chicago’s main tourist attractions is the setting of a major terror attack in the latest installment to the popular "Splinter Cell" video game series.
Luckily for the citizens of this faux, digital Chicago, badass undercover operative Sam...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Her friends call Donna Saffaei, 22, a "super fan" of Veronica Roth's Divergent series of books.
They may be right.
Having finished her exam at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Monday, Saffaei, who over the past week reread the first two books...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:59 AM
During a span of 17 days, I visited nine of the most talked about haunted houses in Illinois. Most were entertaining, most made me flinch at least once or twice and most sold extremely average, lukewarm pizza at their concession stands (you would think...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier has all the frights of your typical haunted house experience. There's a deranged doctor and a psychotic mental patient; actors caked in gory makeup who jump out from the shadows when you least expect it; coffins with...
| Sep 29, 2013
Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, attracted more than 3,000 people to Vernissage, an opening-night preview party Sept. 19 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Attendees...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Kaskade: One of the most respected DJs and composers in electronic dance music, Ryan Raddon returns to the city where he grew up with his most personal studio album yet, “Atmosphere,” 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Navy Pier Exhibition Hall, 600 E....
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2013
You can’t blame “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan for being tempted.
“I was actually thinking about calling up Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse [today] and just getting dinner reservations,” the 26-year-old...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
| Aug 30, 2013
Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:08 PM
All summer long they pop up, those neighborhood events known as carnivals. Though there are some pleasures to be had in that northern playground that is Great America and there's a bit of fun available at Navy Pier, nothing can match the rough-and-...