Netflix's fresh take on 'The Baby-Sitters Club' celebrates the best qualities of a new generation
Four girls team up to make their baby-sitting partnership a success in "The Baby-Sitters Club," a charming and diverse 10-episode series that started streaming on Netflix this weekend.
'Outcry' follows the case of a Texas high school football star accused of molestationIn 2013, a high school football star named Greg Kelley was charged with molesting two children who attended day care in the home where Kelley was living. "Outcry," which premieres Sunday, documents the case.
Book review: 'In Praise of Paths' reminds us of the incredible power of the simple outdoor walkLiving in a Midwestern city during a pandemic means I've been able to keep taking walks, socially distanced, of course. Norwegian author Torbjørn Ekelund is also a fan of walks. That much is clear from "In Praise of Paths: Walking Through Time and Nature," translated by Becky L. Crook.
Game review: Battle royale fatigue may be problem for 'Hyper Scape'"Hyper Scape," a new free-to-play battle royale and first-person shooter from Ubisoft Montreal, takes place in a fictional world in 2054, when everyone can seamlessly plug into a metaverse, allowing 100 players to battle in hopes of being the last one standing in a variety of game modes.
Constable: Pandemic closes theaters, but suburban group's online show (and charity) go onThe pandemic can take the theaters away from performers, but it can't take the theater out of those performers. A suburban group has figured out a way to broaden the stage, turn performances into a competition, and generate donations for a good cause.
How downtown Naperville got a shaved ice stand during a pandemicIf there were no COVID-19 pandemic, it's also likely there would be no shaved ice trailer in downtown Naperville. Here's how the new Sno Problems stand came to be.
Theater official resigns over complaints of unsafe conditions, insensitivityLisle native David Zak stepped down as executive director of Pride Films and Plays following allegations of unsafe working conditions, misconduct and verbal intimidation.
Pop-up drive-in theaters are a fix for social-distanced moviegoingDrive-in movie options are popping up in parking lots all over the suburbs. "It's a way to get out," a Long Grove business owner said.
Book review: Lose yourself in the places that inspired J.R.R. TolkienAfter months of lockdown, political unrest and the inescapable threat of environmental collapse, Readers can find escape in John Garth's "The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien," a fascinating, gorgeously illustrated and thought-provoking examination of the landscapes, cities and architecture that inspired Tolkien during his lifelong creation of Middle-earth.
Zombies, beware: Naperville's Birthdayy Partyy invades giant Minecraft music festivalBryan and Jon Gorecki of Naperville bass-house duo Birthdayy Partyy join next week's Rave Family block Fest, a four-day virtual music festival set in the popular block-building video game Minecraft.
Book review: Paul Doiron cranks up a suspenseful, fast-paced plotThe discovery of a badge belonging to a missing Maine game warden sends retired warden Charlie Stevens on a mystery in "One Last Lie" by Paul Doiron.
Catherine Deneuve gives a master class in acting in 'The Truth'For Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, family is a choice. And in his latest and first French-language film, "The Truth," it's a choice that his central character has seemingly abdicated.
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