• Baconfest 2014
    Baconfest 2014

    All three sessions of Baconfest were sold out at UIC forum, with 4,500 guests and more than 160 restaurants partipating. Ed Reiser, the "Bacon Man" for the Hampshire, Ill. smokehouse, said during the Friday night event they served 30 pounds of bacon. Those attending brought canned goods or monetary...

  • Twitter's homepage and its design evolution
    Twitter's homepage and its design evolution

    Twitter's latest homepage design was revealed Wednesday, keeping the now familiar bird but dropping the actual word "Twitter." The new layout aims to create a broader content hub to hook potential new users, gathering Tweets into a curated list of topics instead of popular individual tweets and...

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  • Best new movies
    Best new movies

    Reviews of recent favorites like 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' 'While We're Young,' 'Woman in Gold,' 'Insurgent,' 'It Follows,' 'The Hunting Ground,' 'Focus,' 'What We Do in the Shadows,' 4-star 'The Last Five Years,' 'McFarland, USA,' 'Girlhood,' 'Mommy,' 4-star 'A Most Violent Year,' 'American Sniper,'...

  • Lincoln Park home as big as Idaho, for $3.2M
    Lincoln Park home as big as Idaho, for $3.2M

    Your own private Idaho has never looked so good, with this lavish garden secluded in the backyard of this Lincoln Park home, at 2030 N. Magnolia Ave.. OK. So it's not Idaho, but you could definitely grow potatoes in the garden. And the rest of the 5br/5ba house has plenty of space and it should...