Back in a Flash? Longtime Great America coaster could reopen with new superhero theme
Evidence is mounting that Vertical Velocity rollercoaster at Six Flags Great America will getting a rebrand with the name of DC superhero The Flash this year.
'Spider-Man' comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from 'Scream'After spending one weekend in second place, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" proved it still had some fight left. Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally.
Stave off winter's chill with a hearty soup from a Chicago-area restaurantChicago winters can be brutal. If you want something comforting to help deal with the cold, nothing beats a hearty bowl of soup from a suburban or Chicago restaurant.
Book review: 'Yinka, Where is Your Huzband' is funny and big-hearted"Yinka, Where is Your Huzband" is more than a book about a woman looking for a man. It addresses themes such as female friendships, Black beauty standards and religion. This is not a romance novel, unless the journey to self-love qualifies.
Andretti proposal gets Schaumburg entertainment district off to racing startSchaumburg officials and representatives of Orlando-based Andretti Indoor Karting & Games say they are excited to launch the first phase of the village's 23-acre entertainment district around the Schaumburg Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel.
South Barrington movie theater to reopen under different operatorA recently closed South Barrington movie house that offered dining service will reopen this year under new management.
Military museum and library curator wants to preserve veterans' storiesVeteran James Brundage of Crystal Lake is the curator of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago. Brundage is dedicated to collecting oral histories and archival items from service members so their experiences and stories can live on and be preserved.
Art imitates life in 'Groundhog Day: The Musical' at Aurora's Paramount TheatreParamount Theatre artistic director Jim Corti is curious how local audiences will interpret "Groundhog Day: The Musical" -- especially in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. The critically acclaimed 2016 stage adaptation of the beloved 1993 fantasy film comedy receives its Midwest premiere starting Jan. 26.
'Sanford and Son' at 50, 'double-edged' Black sitcom pioneer"Sanford and Son," starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson, debuted 50 years this month on NBC. An instant ratings smash, it opened the door for other Black family shows to move into the virtually all-white TV neighborhood.
Book review: TV star Bertinelli pens compelling 'Enough Already'Valerie Bertinelli recently penned "Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today," offering 200-plus pages that are equal parts self-help, cookbook and tell-all. "I have gone back and forth about whether I am revealing too much and being too open," Bertinelli says, but "sharing makes us feel less alone during the hardest of times."
Q&A: Christina Aguilera picks up Spanish full force with "LA FUERZA"Christina Aguilera doesn't pick up exactly where she left 22 years ago with her Latin Grammy winning Spanish album "Mi Reflejo." The superstar singer comes full force as a "grown woman and a mother" to showcase her Latino roots in the EP "LA FUERZA," released Friday. And that is only the beginning.
'As We See It' portrays young adulthood on autism spectrumSome TV characters have lofty goals. Then there's Harrison. When we first meet him, he just hopes to walk to the coffee shop alone. Played by Albert Rutecki, he's one of the characters in the new Amazon Prime ensemble series "As We See It," which follows a trio of young people on the autism spectrum as they negotiate daily life.