Beyond, Event

Preview: Giant Puppet Little Amal Comes to Chicago September 28-30 to Advocate for Refugees

As the fate of immigrants’ and refugees’ housing for the winter is debated in Chicago’s city council and by many aid organizations, a special guest is coming to town to […]

Kim Campbell /
Beyond, Chicago history, Event

Architecture, History, and Neighborhood Pride Abound in Logan Square

The Logan Square Preservation House and Garden Walk last Saturday was on a beautiful and sunny—perfect for a house and garden tour, particularly in Logan Square. Some of the homes […]

Kathy D. Hey /
Chicago history, Chicago history, Children's books, Essays, Event, Lit, Live lit events, Nonfiction, Poetry

Printers Row on Saturday: A Celebration of Community

Near the end of Saturday at this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest, an 80-year-old Italian painter from the North Shore told me she’s going to have a huge party if […]

Patrick T. Reardon /
Beyond, Chicago history, Event

Preview: Take a Walk on the Historic Side to See Logan Square’s History

Okay, it’s not quite Lou Reed but Logan Square is near where Nelson Algren wrote A Walk on the Wild Side. The 34th Logan Square Preservation House Walk is on […]

Kathy D. Hey /
Beyond, Event, Food

Dispatch: Dîner en Blanc Returns to Chicago, an Outdoor Dinner Party with Style and Community to Spare

Billed as Chicago’s largest dinner party, Dîner en Blanc is an annual, one-night-only pop-up event held in major cities all over the world for no other reason than to celebrate […]

Lisa Trifone /
Beyond, Event, Suburbs and exurbs

Saturday Panel Catchup: Fan Expo Chicago 2023

There were so many great celebs lined up on Saturday’s panel schedule we figured we’d have to do nothing but sit in panels all day long and only leave when […]

Marielle Bokor /
Beyond, Event, Suburbs and exurbs

Friday Panel Catchup at Fan Expo Chicago 2023

Friday was the first full day of Fan Expo Chicago 2023 and with that comes lots and lots of celebrity guest appearances in panels. This year, things are a little […]

Marielle Bokor /
Beyond, Event, Suburbs and exurbs

Gallery: Saturday Cosplay at Fan Expo Chicago 2023

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Photos by Marielle Bokor

Marielle Bokor /
Beyond, Event, Suburbs and exurbs

Gallery: Friday Cosplay at Fan Expo Chicago 2023

Friday is the real start to the con, and what better way to kick it off than amazing cosplay? Check out our gallery below and leave us a note in […]

Marielle Bokor /
Beyond, Event, Suburbs and exurbs

Gallery: Fan Expo Chicago 2023—Thursday Cosplay!

You all know by now that convention time means amazing cosplay, and we’re not here to disappoint anyone! So, without any further blathering, here’s a look at some of the […]

Marielle Bokor /
Beyond, Event, Interviews, Suburbs and exurbs

Fan Expo Chicago 2023 Thursday Panel Catchup

Thursdays at Fan Expo Chicago are usually a bit low-key, with fewer guests on site and a lighter programming schedule given the shorter time frame, but this year Fan Expo […]

Marielle Bokor /
Beyond, Event, Suburbs and exurbs, Uncategorized

The 2023 Fan Expo Choose Your Own Adventure Preview Is HERE!

Get in, losers! It’s time for another convention! Lace up your comfiest shoes, get all hydrated and bring fat stacks of cash to Rosemont this weekend (and today!) for Fan […]

Marielle Bokor /