Lord of the Rings

The Stouffer family, of Maple Park, is trying to get a sneak preview of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" to finish a family tradition of watching all the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" films together, before Scott Stouffer (far left) dies of cancer. His daughter, Jessy, (right) launched a social media campaign dubbed #HobbitMovieLastRequest.  (Family Photo)

Student’s Wish For Dying Father: Sneak Peek At Final Hobbit Film

Like many people, Jessy Stouffer and her family have a tradition of watching “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” movies around the holidays, but the final installment doesn’t come out until mid-December and the 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student said she’s worried her father won’t live to see it.

10/10/2014

"Ugh, I liked ice cream BEFORE it was cool." Even hipsters love Ben & Jerry's. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Ben & Jerry's)

Upcoming Events: Free Ice Cream, Hobbits & Sleepy Books

It’s raining, it’s April, deal with it. Here’s some stuff to do so go do it! Ice cream! Hobbits! Books about sleeping! What else do you need?

04/09/2013

My precious... (Credit: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

Best Ways To Bring Middle-Earth To Chicago

For those excited about the release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” there is no need to travel to Middle-Earth to celebrate the movie’s premiere in style. While you might not immediately associate Chicago with the Shire, the Windy City still offers plenty of ways to prepare for the movie’s opening on December 14.

12/10/2012

DON'T TRUST HER, 'YE, IT'S A TRAP(Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Capricorn

We’re talkin’ worse than stealing candy form a baby (cause, really, do those babies need that candy?). Your evil is on par with that German dude from Die Hard, Sauron’s Nazgûl, and Kim Kardashian (we gotta do something before she ruins Kanye).

10/17/2012