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Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door. And dinner was...
"Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit" is a big, reasonably well-stuffed celebration of one of the great achievements in American popular culture, the "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip by lachrymose Minnesotan Charles Schulz. In section after section of...
Tribune staff reporterGreg Wasson gambled away a total of about $60 during the 2 1/2 years he lived in Las Vegas. All of it came while he was parked at some low-stakes slot machine, waiting for his out-of-town guests to wrap up their requisite casino visit. Wasson, 53,...
Tribune staff reporterMark Thierer has a sticker for everything: golf balls, fruit, cars, states, letters, numbers. In all, he thinks he has probably 40,000 of them, collected from around the world. "If you're ever actually looking for them, you'd be amazed where you'd...
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Tribune staff reporterAmy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley. "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said. By...
FrameworkAn old United Air Lines DC-8 is towed into Exposition Park for display at the California Museum of Science and Industry....
STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter 5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life 6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour 6:30 - 11 a.m. Dean Richards 9:35 a.m. Dean Richards continues his conversations with stars of Skyfall. This morning, he...
In honor of the election, have a day date in President Obama's neighborhood, Chicago's Hyde Park. Start with breakfast at one of his favorite local restaurants, Valois Cafeteria (http://www.valoisrestaurant.com/). After, check out the new Charlie...
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Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit: Charles M. Schulz retrospective comes to the Museum of Science and IndustryWGN Feature ReporterGrowing up, I was buried in the comic section. It was the first thing I tore from the newspaper, and PEANUTS was always right there near the top of my must-read list. Charles M. Schulz created his classic Charlie Brown universe in 1950, when it was...
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