What the DuPage Children's Museum is doing to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic
The DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville has been shut down since mid-March, forcing leaders to re-imagine ways to carry out their mission from a distance.
Halloween Spooktacular in Schaumburg limits the contact but not the funThe gym at the Community Recreation Center in Schaumburg was transformed into an alternate universe for Sunday's family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular party.
Book review: A poignant, and fab, mosaic of the BeatlesCraig Brown's book, "150 Glimpses of the Beatles," is an idiosyncratic cocktail of oral history, personal memoir, tourism and biography.
Music review: Katie Melua achieves ethereal beauty on new albumKatie Melua sings as though she's sharing a secret, which is what makes her music so inviting. Her affecting, arresting alto stamps "Album No. 8's" 10 original songs with an ethereal beauty that's immediately ear-catching.
Feder: Bill Leff to host morning cartoon show on MeTVBill Leff, the affable Chicago radio personality, stand-up comedian and improv actor, will host a national one-hour weekday morning cartoon show on MeTV, the Chicago-based network for nostalgic television.
11 TV shows to watch if you can't take another debate or confirmation hearingBetween Supreme Court confirmation hearings and possible future presidential debates, live television is a necessary evil in these times. But, it's not our only option. Here's a multigenre list of shows you can stream right now to take your mind off ... everything else.
Book review: A moving portrait of John McCain, in all his contradictionsThere was no one like John McCain. But readers may come away from Mark Salter's outstanding and frequently moving biography of the late Republican senator wondering if the absence of anyone remotely like McCain from our current politics says more about him or us.
Stephen King's thriller 'Mr. Mercedes' gets another chanceOne of Stephen King's most creepy and tense stories was hiding in plain sight. "Mr. Mercedes" started life in 2017 as a broadcast offering on the AT&T-owned, DirecTV-exclusive Audience Network, only to be left marooned with an uncertain future after the obscure channel was shut down. The crime series gets another life this month after NBC's Peacock acquired it and started streaming it Thursday.
'Madmen & Prisoners': First Folio keeps the faith with virtual double bill of Poe talesFirst Folio Theatre in Oak Brook celebrates the season with a virtual double bill featuring a pair of Edgar Allan Poe classics: "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Dining events: Perry's Steakhouse debuts in Schaumburg Oct. 22Calling all steak and chop fans: Perry's Steakhouse & Grille opens its newest location in Schaumburg on Thursday, Oct. 22. Plus, Des Plaines Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, Oct. 16.
Album review: Is Springsteen's 'Letter to You' a goodbye note?Has Bruce Springsteen written a "Letter to You" to say goodbye? The Boss turned 71 just last month. Although his fitness, spirit and the actuarial tables would suggest he has plenty of music left in him, it's hard to miss the valedictory feel and sense of loss that pervades this new album.
Through the Film Magnifier: Chubby Checker, Harrison Ford, Astronaut Jim Lovell and Dance Fever contestants
Images; Through the Film Magnifier: Carlton Fisk, The Kingston Trio, Dudley Moore, a beard contest and more