October 9, 2012 |
A cockroach-eating contest at Six Flags Great America is being reviewed following reports of a man collapsing after consuming roaches and worms in a Florida challenge. The Florida man reportedly died last week after consuming dozens of roaches and worms as part of a contest to win a python at a reptile store in Deerfield Beach, according to Reuters. In response, Six Flags Great America will be reviewing a contest scheduled for Friday while the amusement park chain reviews the competitions nationwide.
November 1, 2012 |
"SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" ( 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Nat Geo; 2 stars ) does the impossible: It makes the clandestine and no doubt harrowing U.S. mission that killed Osama bin Laden kind of dull. Republicans have complained that the fictionalized tale could sway the outcome of Tuesday's elections toward President Barack Obama because it shows the operation in a positive light. I'll give credit to part of the argument: The film does show a lot of Obama. But there's no other way to show the mission; it was a success after all. ...
September 3, 2013 |
Part of Chicago's enthusiasm for craft beer comes from a "drink local" ethos. There's a special satisfaction to hoisting a pint brewed mere miles from where you're drinking, and this fall, Chicagoans will welcome some new hometown heroes to their taps. Settle in - preferably with a drink in hand - for the lowdown on six new Chicago-area craft breweries debuting in the city before the end of 2013. Penrose Brewing Company Geneva, Ill. Distributor: Windy City Planned debut: October Style focus :...
December 16, 2013 |
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a video of Santas brawling in NYC. ( WARNING: Language NSFW or for Santa.) In a video posted to YouTube on Saturday, six Santa-costume-clad individuals duke it out on a sidewalk after SantaCon, an annual bar crawl held in the city similar to Chicago's crawl of the same name. As TBOXers braved the sloppiness in Chicago, these SantaCon revelers were apparently making a...
May 29, 2012 |
***= Recommended shows On sale 5 p.m. Friday Billy Boy Arnold, Friday, Aug. 10 ($15-$27, all ages) at Space. Tab Benoit, Thursday, Aug. 9 ($24-$40, all ages) at Space. Elizabeth Cook, Tim Carroll, Wednesday, Aug. 22 ($15-$28, all ages) at Space. Caleb Hawley, Theo Katzman, Wednesday, Aug. 8 ($10-$18, all ages) at Space. Lera Lynn, Ernie Hendrickson, Tuesday, Aug. 7 ($10-$18, all ages) at Space. Michael Smith, Anne Hills, Sunday, Aug. 26 ($15-$27, all ages)
June 17, 2013 |
When police officers heard a man at the West Side's Six Corners BBQ Fest was shouting "profanities" at women at the food festival, they asked him to leave--four times, according to their police report. When he refused, they arrested him. Eric Garcia, 20, of the 4800 block of West Diversey, was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer, resisting arrest, and criminal trespassing after he refused to leave the Portage Park festival Sunday evening. According to the police report, a festival employee told security guards Garcia...