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A look back at C2E2 2015

The 2016 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, loving referred to as C2E2 by con-goers, is scheduled for March 18-20 this year. With a month left until you can re-enter the world of comics and cosplay, take some time to look back at last year's expo. 

Health & Fitness

  • The Marathon Goddess is running her 100th in L.A. -- all to raise research funds

    The Marathon Goddess is running her 100th in L.A. -- all to raise research funds

    You might remember Julie Weiss from the last time we wrote about her, in 2013, when she was celebrating running her 52nd marathon … in 52 weeks. Well, since we left her, she's kept on running. And now, Weiss, 45, of Santa Monica, is about to mark the running of her 100th marathon at Sunday's Los...

  • 26.2 survival tips for the L.A. Marathon

    26.2 survival tips for the L.A. Marathon

    At this point, on the eve of the Los Angeles Marathon, you can't get in better shape. You either trained or you didn't. But you can survive and thrive if you have a strategy to avoid cramping and injury, and take advantage of the peculiarities of Los Angeles' hilly, attraction-studded "Stadium...

  • 12 free (or almost free!) ways to romance your sweetie this Valentine's Day

    12 free (or almost free!) ways to romance your sweetie this Valentine's Day

    There's no need to break the bank on Valentine's Day. Here are 12 ways to celebrate that are free (or pretty close to it), as recommended by noted couples therapist Lonnie Barbach and her new app, happycoupleapp.com. "Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, so there is the possibility for...

Style

  • Tips for getting that rebellious '90s makeup look

    Tips for getting that rebellious '90s makeup look

    Kiss your sweet pinks goodbye. This fall, tough, rebellious and '90s-inspired beauty looks include the extremes of shocking, I-dare-you-to-say-something-to-me, electric purple lips a la Rihanna along with moody-broody goth brown lipstick launched into the social media stratosphere by Kylie Jenner...

  • The Alley, a counterculture mainstay, will close to 'reinvent' itself

    The Alley, a counterculture mainstay, will close to 'reinvent' itself

    After catering to Chicago's counterculture for more than four decades, The Alley Chicago will close its Lakeview storefront after New Year's Day, according to its owner. The store has been a mainstay near the corner of Belmont Avenue and Clark Street since it was established in 1974. Owner Mark...

  • Uniqlo in Chicago: Take a peek inside the Michigan Avenue store

    Uniqlo in Chicago: Take a peek inside the Michigan Avenue store

    Uniqlo, the Japanese casual fashion retailer with an avid customer following, will open its first Midwest store Friday on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, complete with mountains of colorful sweaters, mass deployment of mannequins and myriad metal accents and mirrors. "This store we wanted to make special,"...

Theater & Comedy

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  • For $10 a night, you can stay in Van Gogh's bedroom

    For $10 a night, you can stay in Van Gogh's bedroom

    Vincent Van Gogh wants you to spend the night. No, really. Running in tandem with “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms,” an exhibit opening Feb. 14 at the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s a rentable room on Airbnb that’s a replica of the real thing—just as Van Gogh painted it. From the straw hat hanging behind...

  • Scholastic to publish new Harry Potter book

    Scholastic to publish new Harry Potter book

    The eighth story in the Harry Potter series will be published July 31, Scholastic announced today in a press release. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II" by Jack Thorne is a play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany that follows Harry as an employee of...

  • Moving 'beach creature' sculptures delight Chicago visitors

    Moving 'beach creature' sculptures delight Chicago visitors

    The Strandbeest's joints squeaked as it walked near The Bean at Millennium Park, its sails fluttering gently as the wind pushed it forward. Onlookers described it as "a cross between a dinosaur and an airplane" or "something da Vinci would make," but the Dutch artist and creator of the Strandbeest...

  • 4 Chicago-based Instagrammers who will make you want to travel the world

    4 Chicago-based Instagrammers who will make you want to travel the world

    Anyone else craving a vacation? I’m talking turquoise waters, swimming with pigs and rum-heavy drinks with little umbrellas, people. Though winter hasn’t shown us its worst just yet, there’s an easy way to escape the cold, dreary days that doesn’t require using up vacation time or dipping into...

  • Valentines Day gifts for guys

    Valentines Day gifts for guys

    Show your love with small gifts that make a big impact. By David Syrek

  • West Town florist helps refugees' dreams bloom

    West Town florist helps refugees' dreams bloom

    The six refugee women stood in line holding short, round flower vases, waiting to stuff foam inside and pour water over the top before filling them with greens and blooms.The instructor, floral designer Natalie Pappas, wore a short-sleeve shirt spotted with giant sunflowers and explained how to...

  • Sweat it out: Recovering addict finds new life as a Chicago SoulCycle instructor

    Sweat it out: Recovering addict finds new life as a Chicago SoulCycle instructor

    By the time you walk out of Ryan Lewis' SoulCycle class, he hopes to have kicked your ass and put it back together. But the workout is more than physical—it's mental and emotional. The 25-year-old Lakeview resident gets on the mic at the helm of the trendy Chicago studios to give riding instructions...

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