| Jul 14, 2010
| 1:31 PM
More panels and screenings of our television shows movies fill Saturday's Comic-Con schedule, including the Simpsons, Fringe, Supernatural, the Vampire Diaries and the others.
Here is a list of the highlighted events.
11:00am - 11:45am Family Guy -...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 3:07 PM
The dark-skinned savage is a long-time resident of pop culture.
My mother still winces when she talks about watching "Tarzan" films and TV as a child growing up in the 50s. Unlike the titular jungle-dweller who was wise and brave, the black "African"...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” will be the 20th book for the Chicago Public Library’s ongoing One Book, One Chicago program, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced this morning at the Harold Washington Library.
| Mar 13, 2012
Allie Mac Kay was live from "Whimsic Alley" in Miracle Mile where you are never too old to become a wizard.
Stan Goldin, the owner and creator of Whimsic Alley, has seen it time and time again when parents would bring their kids into his Los Angeles...
| Mar 24, 2012
Young adult novelists are increasingly tackling darker subjects: kidnappings, drugs, rape. But few have delved into so many dark subjects as novelist Thane Rosenbaum, who ventures into YA territory with his latest, "The Stranger Within Sarah Stein," a...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:57 AM
Pardon the interruption from the recession. Today Neiman Marcus unveiled its 85th annual Christmas book and, if you're like me, you flip straight to the fantasy gifts section to see what kind of dreamy Christmas concoctions they came up with this year....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Gen Con LLC has agreed with the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA) to continue operating Gen Con, the nation’s largest annual consumer fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure gaming convention with the city of Indianapolis through the...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:08 PM
"Ashfall" by Mike Mullin
Tanglewood Press, 476 pages, $16.95
Ages 12 and up
Apocalyptic books are always an entertaining diversion because they force you to imagine a dystopian future where society has gone horribly awry. Life, in most of these books, is...
| May 22, 2011
Book One: The Dark City
Dial: 372 pp., $16.99 ages 12 and up
It's been 10 years since the final book in Catherine Fisher's "Relic Master" series was released in Britain. That was before Fisher wrote "Incarceron," a...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:21 AM
The networks implemented a ratings system in 1997 that is similar to movie ratings to help parents monitor shows their children watch.
|| || All ChildrenThis program is designed...
| Jan 28, 2009
John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76.
Updike's death from lung cancer was...
| Jan 25, 2009
Charles H. Schneer, a film producer best known for his influential collaboration on several movies with special effects genius Ray Harryhausen, has died. He was 88.
Schneer died Wednesday at a hospice in Boca Raton, Fla., according to his daughter Stacey...