Best bets: DuPage and Lake County fairs return Wednesday
Pig races, demolition derbies and more return Wednesday when the Lake and DuPage county fairs kick off, the Wheels of Soul tour comes to Aurora's RiverEdge Park and the finale of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent happens at Addison's Little Italy Fest-West.
Labrinth on working with Beyoncé: 'She's a perfectionist'British singer-songwriter-producer Labrinth knew what he was in for when he learned he was about to work with Beyoncé on her newest song, "Spirit," from the new "Lion King" film: "She's a perfectionist and she's a Virgo, like my wife. Virgos are serious perfectionists."
With 'Uncharted,' Gordon Ramsay proves he's indeed no Anthony Bourdain. At least not yet.Gordon Ramsay has a new TV series premiering Sunday, July 21, the appropriately self-referential "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted" on National Geographic, and it's clearly aiming to fill the food-travelogue void left behind by the late Anthony Bourdain.
As Pam Grier celebrates 70, she finds peace off the gridPam Grier's role as the owner of a hardware store in rural Nebraska in the ABC sitcom "Bless This Mess" isn't a complete departure: She lives in rural Colorado and has spent much of her life on ranches.
Five tips to getting the most out of Homegrown Arts & Music fest in LisleThe Homegrown Arts & Music Festival comes to Lisle next weekend. Here's what you should know before heading out.
What's better than a TV shot of Apollo 11? The looks on the faces back homeTV's 50th-anniversary documentaries and retrospective specials about the 1969 lunar landing have been relentless, comprehensive and timelessly fascinating. Two standouts: The mesmerizing "Apollo 11" and the PBS doc "Chasing the Moon."
Lulu Wang nearly compromised with 'The Farewell,' but she stayed true to her storyThe making of Lulu Wang's new movie, "The Farewell," was very nearly the tale of a filmmaker letting go of her own story. Ultimately, and luckily for viewers, the movie strayed only minimally from her real-life narrative.
Book review: Special ops hero Scot Harvath is out for revenge in 'Backlash'Special ops hero Scot Harvath once again battles impossible odds to pursue justice in "Backlash," Brad Thor's latest thriller.
Star trio from 'Knots Landing' keep each other in stitchesNearly 40 years after first forging their friendship while working together on the nighttime soap "Knot's Landing," actresses Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills are now more than just friends -- they're a sister act.
Weekend picks: Bernstein's 'Mass' gets revival at RaviniaThe Chicago Symphony Orchestra revives Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" at the Ravinia Festival; gamers unite at Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Competition at the United Center; folk fans gather for the 34th annual Woodstock Folk Fest; and much more.
5 things to do this weekend in the suburbsCrooner Michael Bublé headlines Rosemont's Allstate Arena Saturday, The Tedeschi Trucks Band brings its Wheels of Soul Tour to Aurora's RiverEdge Park Sunday and the Kane County Fair continues all weekend. These are just a few of the many fun weekend events that await.
Through the Film Magnifier: Barry Manilow, Deadheads, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Connors, a fishing derby and more