Best bets: Pentatonix plays Rosemont, 'Cirque Dreams Holidaze' comes to Chicago Theatre
Best bets this week: Pentatonix performs holiday concerts at the Rosemont Theatre, "Cirque Dreams Holidaze" takes the stage at the Chicago Theatre and comedian Taylor Tomlinson does standup at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase.
What viewers need to know about Netflix's 'A Christmas Prince' sequelNetflix's "A Christmas Prince" became something of an internet sensation last year, so naturally the streaming service commissioned a sequel. Here's what you need to know about "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding."
'Ralph' tops box office again, 'Aquaman' is a hit in ChinaOn a quiet weekend at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" was No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" made a huge splash in Chinese theaters.
How Second City is using comedy to teach empathy in the workplaceAs the #MeToo movement shows no signs of abating, the Chicago-based comedy empire believes a little humor could help fix one of the most serious problems in today's workplace culture.
Let's discuss the 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' moment that explains the darkness of life onlineFor all the cheerful humor mined from internet spoofery in "Ralph Breaks the Internet," there is one scene that rings as purely poignant when Ralph wanders into the film's internet-made-physical Comments section -- and discovers the truth about what some haters have to say about him.
Feder: WLS owner talks up interest in buying WGN RadioCumulus Media, parent company of news/talk WLS 890-AM and two other radio stations in Chicago, could be first in line to make a bid for news/talk WGN 720-AM if the station's incoming owners put it up for sale next year, Robert Feder writes.
Goodman's 'The Santaland Diaries' a sweetly snarky holiday treatGoodman Theatre's very funny "The Santaland Diaries," based on David Sedaris' 1992 essay about his stint as a Macy's elf, is an adults-only alternative to sentimental holiday fare.
Naperville author's first book capturing literary awardsNaperville native Robert W. Fieseler's first book is being recognized as a top nonfiction work of 2018 for its uncovering of the tale of an arson fire in 1973 in New Orleans that killed 32 people at a gay bar.
How Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into video-game rehab"This game is like heroin," said Lorrine Marer, a British behavioral specialist who works with kids battling game addiction. "Once you are hooked, it's hard to get unhooked."
TGI Fridays in Vernon Hills closes after 25 yearsThe TGI Fridays restaurant that had operated on Route 60 in Vernon Hills for 25 years closed abruptly this past week in what appears to be an isolated case.
Benefit concert set for Mount Prospect Community Band founderArea musicians gather for a concert Monday in Chicago to benefit longtime suburban music director and conductor Ralph Wilder, a member of the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, who was seriously injured during a rehearsal last May.
J.K. Simmons maintains double duty as 'Counterpart' returns to StarzJ.K. Simmons returns in dual roles as both low-level U.N. employee and his alternate-universe doppelgänger as Season 2 of the Starz fantasy-espionage drama "Counterpart" starts Sunday, Dec. 9.
Through the Film Magnifer: Cheech and Chong, White Sox, Sunbathing, Roller Disco, Muhammad Ali, war protests and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Johnny Cash, Homing Pigeons, John Belushi, Ted Nugent, Marshall Brodien and more.