What's better than a TV shot of Apollo 11? The looks on the faces back home
TV'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.
'I definitely know I'm in for a wild ride': Son hopes to buck odds in rodeo to help his father, othersAn Arlington Heights real estate professional, Justin Burau, will try to ride a bucking bronco for the first time at the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton. Burau is accepting the challenge to raise money for the American Brain Tumor Association.
Britney Spears musical premiere in Chicago postponed until 2020Broadway in Chicago announced the world premiere of "Once Upon a One More Time" scheduled for this fall in Chicago, has been postponed until April 2020.
Everclear, 10,000 Maniacs, tribute to Elton John to play Schaumburg's SeptemberfestEverclear, 10,000 Maniacs and a tribute to Elton John will be the three headliner musical acts during Schaumburg's Septemberfest this Labor Day weekend.
More than a decade coming: Teatro ZinZanni debuts in Chicago's LoopTeatro ZinZanni's "Love, Chaos and Dinner" finally makes its Chicago debut in the Spiegeltent ZaZou at the Cambria Hotel. It's the culmination of more than a decade of attempts to establish a Chicago outpost of the hit show that blends circus, cabaret, clowning and dinner.
Kane County Fair continues steamy run through SundayIt was steamy Thursday as the 151st annual Kane County Fair continued its five-day run at the fairgorunds in St. Charles. The celebration continues with Professional Championship Bull riders and cowgirls at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday and a demolition derby at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Concerts: Imperial Sound plays a free show at Hey Nonny; Bury Me in Lights at SubterraneanThis week in music: Pitchfork Music Festival takes over Union Park, Magedeath's David Ellefson's album release at BrauerHouse Live, The Imperial Sound's free show at Hey Nonny, and much more.
Through the Film Magnifier: Barry Manilow, Deadheads, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Connors, a fishing derby and more