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  • 'Foyle's War' returns for a final, satisfying season Feb 2, 2015 12:01 AM
    UK drama 'Foyle's War' wraps with 3 satisfying episodes; help from native son John Mahoney

     
  • Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban Jan 31, 2015 7:43 AM
    Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

     
  • Apps that actually get your kids moving Jan 31, 2015 7:01 AM
    Getting your child off the couch can be difficult, especially when it’s cold outside. Here are three iPad apps that will help your child be more active and healthy through exercise.

     
  • Understanding the brain inside your teen Jan 31, 2015 7:01 AM
    A stranger has moved into your house. He raids your fridge and leaves a mess everywhere. Sometimes, she cries for no apparent reason. Thing is, you knew this stranger once… then (s)he became a teenager. But read “The Teenage Brain” by Frances E. Jensen, M.D. with Amy Ellis Nutt, and you’ll welcome this familiar newcomer.

     
  • DVD previews: ‘John Wick,’ ‘Dear White People’ Jan 31, 2015 5:00 AM
    Keanu Reeves can still tussle with the best of them, and he needs to in "John Wick," an action flick in overdrive. The film arrives on DVD Feb.3 along with "The Best of Me," "Dracula Untold" and "Dear White People."

     
  • Weekend picks: Giordano Dance premieres 'Shirt' Jan 31, 2015 6:00 AM
    The Windy City's own internationally famous Giordano Dance Chicago performs a repertory concert featuring the world premiere of Ray Mercer's “Shirt Off My Back,” Autumn Eckman's revised “Moving Sidewalks” and revivals of other works on Saturday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

     
  • Katy Perry says halftime show will make you ‘Roar’ Jan 31, 2015 7:00 AM
    Katy Perry, the pop star with more Twitter followers than anyone on Earth, is set to take the halftime stage at the Super Bowl on Sunday. What will she sing? What will she wear? How many people dressed as cats will be involved? She says her Super Bowl halftime performance will make you “Roar” — with animals. “It’s going to be wild out there,” Perry teased.

     
  • Author appearances: Keegan Allen stops at Naperville’s Anderson’s Jan 31, 2015 7:00 AM
    Actor Keegan Allen of television’s “Pretty Little Liars” presents his photographic journal “life.love.beauty” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. British author Nick Hornby discusses his newest title, “Funny Girl,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. These are just a few of the authors appearing this week in the Chicago area.

     
  • On the road: Michigan resort hosting snowboarding festival Jan 31, 2015 7:00 AM
    Snowboard enthusiasts will want to get to Boyne Highlands Resort in Michigan for the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI, an eight-stop, on-snow community snowboarding festival for riders of all ages.

     
  • 'Gotham' star Taylor delights fans with his Penguin villainy Jan 31, 2015 7:00 AM
    Although filmed in the real Gotham City, Fox's "Gotham," which airs at 7 p.m. Mondays, inhabits a New York all its own. What resides here is part reverential mythmaking (it recounts Batman's genesis), part free-floating film noir (whose 1940s manners co-exist with '60s-vintage cars and circa-'90s cellphones). It's a hybrid dreamscape in meticulous limbo. "I can't believe I'm here," says Robin Lord Taylor.

     
  • 2 weeks after ‘je suis Charlie,’ Facebook censoring images of Muhammad Jan 31, 2015 7:34 AM
    Only two weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a strongly worded #JeSuisCharlie statement on the importance of free speech, Facebook has agreed to censor images of the prophet Muhammad in Turkey -- including the very type of image that precipitated the Charlie Hebdo attack.

     
  • Rep: Val Kilmer undergoing tests for a tumor Jan 31, 2015 1:33 PM
    Val Kilmer undergoing tests in a hospital for a tumor, says rep

     
  • Jay-Z business makes bid for Aspiro music streaming company Jan 30, 2015 1:05 PM
    Business controlled by Jay-Z makes bid for Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro

     
  • Waukegan schools seeking donated guitars: Jan 30, 2015 4:25 PM
    Waukegan Unit District 60 is asking for donations of acoustic guitars to help students at three elementary schools trying to start new mariachi bands.

     
  • Entertainment venues side with Rosemont on not releasing show records Jan 30, 2015 9:40 AM
    Suburban governments that run entertainment venues admit that like Rosemont they might not be forthcoming with all the financial details about the shows they book. That's despite an Illinois attorney general's office decision that Rosemont violated the Freedom of Information Act when it denied a request for details about incentives given to Garth Brooks' concert promoter.

     
  • Night life events: MT Barrels gets party going with live music Jan 30, 2015 6:01 AM
    Catch live music every Saturday at MT Barrels in Schaumburg. Model Stranger plays Saturday, Jan. 31. Plus, watch Chicago Bulls games and enjoy special deals at Official’s Time Out in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • Shakira gives birth to 2nd baby with Spanish football star Jan 30, 2015 9:33 AM
    Shakira gives birth to boy, 2nd child with Spanish football star Gerard Pique

     
  • Weekend picks: Uncle Lar plays Zanies Rosemont Jan 30, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedian Larry Reeb, informally known as “Uncle Lar,” sarcastically expounds on all kinds of controversial topics this weekend at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

     
  • Mall of America to hold flute marathon concert Jan 30, 2015 4:05 AM
    Hundreds of flutists expected to visit Mall of America for flute marathon concert

     
  • Editorial: Let’s keep contracts out in the open Jan 30, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says while Rosemont has gotten the bulk of the publicity, it isn’t the only town that incorrectly prefers not to disclose financial information regarding its entertainment and convention businesses.

     
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