Lit, Nonfiction, Suburbs and exurbs

Review: An Artist/Photographer Analyzes the Wanderlust of Stray Shopping Carts

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification By Julian Montague Second edition, 2023, University of Chicago Press Julian Montague published his first edition of The […]

Nancy S Bishop /
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 /
Art & Museums, Beyond, Feature, Installation, Painting & sculpture, Photography, Sculpture, Suburbs and exurbs

Review: Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop Inspires at Cleve Carney Museum of Art

Andy Warhol’s contributions to our ideas of art and culture are monumental. The commercial illustrator had a hugely successful career long before the Campbell’s soup cans but ended up not […]

Marielle Bokor /
Cafes and restaurants, Chicago history, Chicago history, Food, Lit, Nonfiction, Suburbs and exurbs

Review: Ignoring and Then Extracting Ghetto Gold, White Burgers, Black Cash, by Naa Oyo A. Kwate

Naa Oyo A. Kwate, the author of White Burgers, Black Cash: Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation, will be in conversation with Stacey Sutton on Thursday, April 27, at […]

Patrick T. Reardon /
Beyond, Event, Feature, Games & Tech, Interview, Suburbs and exurbs

Interview: A Gamer’s Paradise—Everything Games Builds Community, Provides Retro Game Nostalgia Fix for All

Retro video games are huge right now, and the collector’s market is booming. Whether you are looking for some good places to relive that childhood nostalgia or you’re just a […]

Antal Bokor /
Beyond, Event, Event, Games & Tech, Suburbs and exurbs

Preview: A Choose Your Own Adventure Guide to Fan Expo Chicago 2022

What you once knew as Wizard World is now under the banner of Fan Expo, and this year’s first major Chicago area convention kicks off in just one day! Fan […]

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