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Bit by bit, Chicago's becoming an indie gamer's paradise

The life of an indie game developer generally is one of simplicity. Make a game. Sell it. Recoup the expenses. Start a new game. Repeat. For those whose passion lies in independent game developing, it’s not about hitting it big or making tons of money. It’s about doing what you love and making...

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  • ALS-related gene found with help from Ice Bucket Challenge

    ALS-related gene found with help from Ice Bucket Challenge

    The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene they say is among the most common that contribute to the progressive disease. Those who accepted the challenge allowed buckets of ice water to be dumped on their heads to raise awareness of...

  • 6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    Step away from the Netflix marathon and find your way into one of these local theaters for a belly laugh this week. Your guide to Chicago’s affordable and under-the-radar comedy scene awaits. THURSDAY, JULY 28 ‘Your Relationship Has Sailed’ The Chris Farley Cabaret at iO Theater 1501 N. Kingsbury...

  • Moody Tongue’s new tasting room will serve beer, oysters and chocolate cake

    Moody Tongue’s new tasting room will serve beer, oysters and chocolate cake

    Good news for foodie-skewing beer aficionados: Pilsen-based Moody Tongue Brewing Company will unveil a new tasting room to the public soon. Brewmaster Jared Rouben announced plans for the 75-seat space with 12 tap handles this morning at Green City Market. Though an official opening date hasn’t...

  • Photos: Democratic National Convention

    The Democrats gather in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president. The event begins July 25, 2016, and ends July 28.

  • Fan arrested after 'touching' Justin Timberlake during celebrity golf tournament

    Fan arrested after 'touching' Justin Timberlake during celebrity golf tournament

    A California man was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. Keith Weglin, 29, of Sacramento was booked into the county jail for...

  • 'My Drunk Kitchen' star Hannah Hart is headed to the Food Network

    'My Drunk Kitchen' star Hannah Hart is headed to the Food Network

    Hannah Hart, the YouTuber known for getting lit up and cooking and then posting it on the internet, is now getting her very own Food Network travel series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The as-yet-untitled six-episode series will be accompanied by "online video and social content that will...

  • Check 'em out: 14 new books in July that are not 'Harry Potter'

    Check 'em out: 14 new books in July that are not 'Harry Potter'

    When it comes to new book releases, you really can’t top a new “Harry Potter” book. But while we impatiently wait for the Sunday release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” here are 14 other titles that can help pass the time.   Skip to: Chicago-centric | Coloring | Election 2016 | Eat & Drink...

  • Some Chicagoans furious Cubs/Sox game delayed 'Bachelorette' airing

    Some Chicagoans furious Cubs/Sox game delayed 'Bachelorette' airing

    Scorned fans of "The Bachelorette" took to social media to complain that WLS-Ch. 7 aired Monday's game between the Cubs and the White Sox in the time slot typically reserved for "The Bachelorette." "I invited 7 people over to watch the Bachelorette and now @ABCNetwork is airing the Cubs game instead....

  • EDM is a big, lucrative world, but not for women DJs

    EDM is a big, lucrative world, but not for women DJs

    Electronic DJs and producers often conceal their identities under vague monikers, even elaborate headgear if you're Deadmau5. But by adopting genderless aliases such as Skrillex, Kaskade, Zedd and several others, it becomes all too easy to ignore, even if unwittingly, that the electronic dance...

  • Carrot stick or beer can? Mila Kunis describes Ashton Kutcher's penis on 'The Late Late Show'

    Carrot stick or beer can? Mila Kunis describes Ashton Kutcher's penis on 'The Late Late Show'

    Would you disclose the penis size of your significant other to avoid slurping down a cup of clam juice? Well Mila Kunis was forced to make that difficult decision Monday night on "The Late Late Show," hosted by James Corden. "Bad Moms" actresses Kunis and Christina Applegate put their gag reflexes...

  • Lollapalooza 2016: What to know if you go

    Lollapalooza 2016: What to know if you go

    Chicago's largest music festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with an extra day of music. J. Cole, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem are slated to headline Lollapalooza, which runs Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The 170-plus acts among eight...

  • What's leaving Netflix: August 2016

    What's leaving Netflix: August 2016

    The only thing worth crying about on this list is “The Sandlot.” Seriously. We’d give up everything else in a heartbeat. This is a Netflix purge we're fine with. Aug. 1Addams Family Values (1993)The Best Man (1999)Bowfinger (1999)The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)Jennifer 8 (1992)Johnny English (2003)The...

  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    A pooch-friendly patio party, rooftop happy hour deals and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, July 27.

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