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Films Should Be Experienced Communally at a Theater, Experts Say

Comfortably seated on a leather sofa beside a few friends all wait for the host to share with them the film she praises and swears is the next big thing. Soon everyone is forced to get off the sofa, huddle together tightly, and pay careful attention to the 13-inch laptop monitor. In an effort to […]

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Tiger Fighting Dragons Games: A Tale of Two Cities

Making a video game is a lot like playing one. There are rules to follow, screw-ups to make, objectives to meet, and in order to finish these objectives, communication is necessary. That last part was especially true for five college students, who lived in two cities yet enrolled in the same game design course. They […]

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Mr. Ash Making Magic for More than 30 Years

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Mr. Ash Making Magic for More than 30 Years

Mr. Ash has been in the business of magic for about 30 years or so.  Whether it’s up-keeping his shop on Western Avenue or performing at nursing homes, Ash involves himself in the community and tells jokes that are sometimes hilarious and other times, well, confusing.  If you want his opinion on how to seek revenge on your […]

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Holidays: Ugly Sweater Fun Run Launches in Chicago

About 3,000 runners lined up at Montrose Harbor dressed Santa Hats, moustaches, and the ugliest sweaters they could find to participate in the Ugly Sweater Fun Run 5k on Saturday. Coordinated by Human Movement , this event sponsored Toys for Tots, and participants were asked to bring a Christmas present to donate.  Leah Smith, event […]

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Release of ‘Black Ops II’ Brings Crowd to Store Late at Night

Gamers were lined up late Monday night at the Target store on Roosevelt Road to buy the new Call of Duty game, Black Ops II. “I’ve been waiting since the summer for the release of this game, once I saw the commercial,” said 38-year-old Aaron Schultz of Evergreen Park. “Once Target allowed me to have the […]

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10th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair

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10th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair

A Children running and playing around, parents going along from booth to booth at Navy Pier. That was the scene at the 10th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair, ChiTag on Nov. 17 and 18. Media and bloggers got an early peek at things at 9 a.m. “They have been looking forward to it for the past […]

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Chicago Comics: A place for the Modern Nerd or Throw-back Junkie

At Chicago Comics, the walls are packed with art and stories — everything from X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Superman. Located at the Belmont Red Line stop, Chicago Comics has been in business since 1986. Five years before becoming Chicago Comics, the shop was called All-American Comics. The shop is a place in which both […]

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