Unless DC Comics announces a new Plastic Man series written by Evan Dorkin and drawn by Amanda Conner, this will be my favorite news item from this week’s San Diego Comic-Con International: On Thursday, ComiXology announced a new feature that allows customers to download off-site, non-DRM’d backups of the digital comics they’ve purchased. This has
By MONICA ALBERS Chicago Sun-Times A new South Loop taproom will be cozy, but not in a date-night sort of way. In fact, you might want to show up at Vice District Brewing by yourself. “If you’re looking for someplace for a private party for two, you won’t find it,” Vice District co-owner Quintin Cole said. “This
If an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn’t plan on. Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to “upsell” to afternoon customers.
Billionaire Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel LLC, a hedge fund and financial services firm based in Chicago, has filed for divorce from his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, a hedge-fund executive from France, according to a report in Crain’s Chicago Business. Crain’s quoted a statement from Anne Griffin’s attorney, Robert Stephan Cohen: “Ken
CheapTickets.com, a travel site operated by Chicago-based Orbitz, on Wednesday launched new travel programs and tools aimed at travelers looking for rock-bottom prices.
Businessman Garrett Kelleher, the developer behind the Chicago Spire project, is being asked to pony up $63 million to make good on loan guarantees related to projects in Ireland, the U.S. and Belgium.
Some U.S. movie theaters, including three in the Chicago area, hope to tap some of the soccer mania stirred by the 2014 World Cup. Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group have lined up 33 theaters to show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings.