Best bets: Steven Adler plays Arcada, Warren B. Hall hits Zanies
Best bets: Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses plays heavy metal hits at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, William Wyler's World War II documentary "The Cold Blue" is restored for a special screening, and Warren B. Hall returns to Zanies in St. Charles.
The world is finally ready for 'Booksmart,' a raunchy teen comedy about two straight-A girls"Booksmart," directed by first-timer Olivia Wilde, is the latest quick-witted project to use friendship as a means to explore the complex emotions of teenage girls.
Book review: Jill Biden's memoir -- like Michelle Obama's -- is not meant to be politicalJill Biden is the wife of former vice president Joe Biden, now a presidential candidate. But her role as mother to Beau Biden, who died four years ago of brain cancer, is the undulating theme of her new book, "Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself."
Video game review: 'Rage 2' is a game that's confidently bland"Rage 2" feels like a last-generation game that has benefited from a contemporary coat of graphics. Similar to any number of post-apocalyptic shooters, it's set in a wasteland of burned-out cars and skeletal buildings overrun by mutants and maniacs.
Fire, ice and fate: Endgames arrive for HBO's 'Game of Thrones'When season eight of "Game of Thrones" began, The Associated Press examined the arcs of the major characters who had survived. With Sunday's finale of the HBO show looming, here's an update on where those characters stand.
7 things to know about the fall TV schedule, from Disney's expansion to CW's 'Batwoman'The major broadcast networks unveiled their upcoming schedules this week as part of the annual tradition known as upfront week. Let's explore some of the biggest takeaways.
Book review: Tense 'If She Wakes' moves to a surprising finale"If She Wakes" by Michael Koryta works well as a quintessential thriller, but also as a tale about rebuilding one's life and not giving up on one's self amid insurmountable odds.
Weekend picks: Anime Central in Rosemont is the place to be this weekendAnime Central returns this weekend to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; Chicago Open Air puts hard rock and metal on stage; "Notorious RBG in Song" celebrates the life of the Supreme Court Justice; and much more.
Indie-rock band Vampire Weekend takes its new album on the roadVampire Weekend is out with "Father of the Bride," the band's first album in six years, and kicking off tour that includes a June 16 show at Chicago's Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.
5 things to do this weekend in the suburbsPut these on your calendar: Anime Central takes over Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Long Grove Chocolate Festival offers sweets galore this weekend and Onesti's Wild West Town opens Saturday.
Opening day brings new life to Wild West Town theme park in UnionEntrepreneur Ron Onesti has a flair for entertainment, but an offer from two longtime customers at his Club Arcada speak-easy and restaurant in St. Charles took him by surprise. "At first I was like, 'An amusement park? Are you kidding me?'" Onesti said. But there he was Saturday in Union, greeting guests, chatting with employees and tending to countless details on opening day of his newest venture, billed as Illinois' premier Old West theme park.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: Crosby, Stills & Nash at The Arcada … sort ofDavid Crosby had his solo show this past Monday night at The Arcada. For two straight hours (with a short intermission), he sang and played guitar backed by a stellar group of musicians. Graham Nash and Stephen Stills have also graced The Arcada stage.