“The Wide Wide Sea: Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook” by Hampton Sides.

Book review: Hampton Sides revisits Captain James Cook, a divisive figure in the South Pacific

Captain James Cook’s voyages in the South Pacific in the late 1700s exemplify the law of unintended consequences. He set out to find a westward ocean passage from Europe to Asia but instead, with the maps he created and his reports, Cook revealed the Pacific islands and their people to the world.

Buffalo Creek Brewing has created a Taylor Swift-inspired blond ale with lavender to coincide with the release of her new album “The Tortured Poets Department.”

‘She deserves a beer’: Long Grove brewery creates beer inspired by Taylor Swift’s new album

Buffalo Creek Brewing has created a special beer inspired by Taylor Swift’s new album and, just like her concert tickets, it will probably sell out quickly.

Big releases this week include “The Tortured Poets Department” by Taylor Swift and “Dark Matter” by Pearl Jam.

What to stream this week: Conan O’Brien travels, ‘Migration’ soars and Taylor Swift will reign

Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album and Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.

The New Philharmonic announced its 2024-2025 season under music director/conductor Kirk Muspratt, who marks his 20th year with the orchestra.

Award-winning New Philharmonic announces 2024-2025 season at the MAC

The New Philharmonic announces its 2024-2025 season, the 20th under conductor Kirk Musprat.

No School Tomorrow, a new bar conceived by “Drink Masters” Season 1 finalist Tao Zrafi, will open in Itasca Thursday, April 18.

Star of Netflix’s ‘Drink Masters’ opening a cocktail bar in Itasca

Internationally renowned mixologist Tao Zrafi, who was a Season 1 finalist on Netflix’s “Drink Masters,” is opening the new high-concept, one-of-a-kind cocktail bar No School Tomorrow on Thursday, April 18, on the campus of the Itasca Country Club.

Chris Marston at Legends Pizza in Carol Stream with his crew behind the counter.

After years cooking in his backyard, man opens Legends Pizza in Carol Stream

Once a service representative for Chicago Brick Oven, Chris Marston brought his work home with him. “At one point in time, we had five or six pizza ovens in our backyard,...

Dating from 1922, the Rose Bowl has since expanded to seat more than 90,000 spectators for the Rose Bowl game on New Year’s Day, home games of the UCLA Bruins and other sporting events and concerts.

Fine art and architecture in the shadow of the Rose Bowl

Pasadena, California, may be best known for the Rose Bowl football game and the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day, but it’s also the home of two stellar art collections and the finest example of Craftsmen architecture in the nation.