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  • Sultana explosion
    This week is the 150th anniversary of the Sultana disaster
    This week is the 150th anniversary of the largest maritime disaster in this country’s history. The steamship Sultana sunk in the Mississippi River taking newly released Union prisoners home at the end of the war. Nearly 1,800 died on the...
  • Nominations for Non-Equity Jeff Awards announced
    Nominations for Non-Equity Jeff Awards announced
    The Wild Party has received the most Jeff Award nominations for Chicagoland productions of the 2014-2015 Non-Equity season. Those anxious to learn if the Bailiwick Chicago musical takes home the big prize will have to wait until June 8 when the...
  • Auction Hunters
    ‘Auction Hunters’ pays tribute to ‘The Unsinkable Ton’ on Spike TV
    Tonight’s first episode of “Auction Hunters,” starred Ton Jones and Allen Haff who dig through hundreds of unclaimed storage units hunting for discarded treasure. Their office is their truck; as they search for more treasures on...
  • Titanic, Titianic Musuem, Branson, Silver Dollar City
    Titanic now boarding in Missouri
    Branson, Missouri is well known for its music and variety shows, so it’s no surprise this city in the Ozarks is home to the classic Showboat Branson Belle. But, did you know Branson is “home port” to the world’s most famous...
  • Titanic facts for 2015 anniversary: What food on the Titanic was like (menu)
    Titanic facts for 2015 anniversary: What food on the Titanic was like (menu)
    Titanic facts have always interested me. As a foodie, the Titanic menu is of particular interest, although certainly, that's not the only part of the ship's history that interests me. But given that some of the most famous Titanic...
  • TV personalities Adam Savage (L) and Jamie Hyneman
    The time the Mythbusters examined scenes from the film 'Titanic'
    The Mythbusters, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, a few years ago turned their imagination and special effects skills to a crucial scene in the James Cameron movie “Titanic.” They sought to answer two questions.Could Rose have survived...
  • Totally tasteless Titanic trophies
    Totally tasteless Titanic trophies
    There are people who love reading and studying about RMS Titanic for history, maritime construction, geography, and sociology. Then there are the people who believe Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt were real people. Both love collector’s items...
  • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in Las Vegas; discount tickets available
    Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in Las Vegas; discount tickets available
    The Titanic: The Artifact Exhibitionhas made its final stop in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and will be there until at least 2018. The Titanic Exhibit is a popular tourist destination in Las Vegas and has brought people from around the world to...
  • #1 The Crow
    Overrated film scores
    Film music is an obscure art form because one has to constantly talk it up if anyone is to ever be aware of its existence. There are certain scores, however, that do not need to be talked up: they are hugely popular to the fan and the neophyte...
  • At last, Broadway legends hit Chicagoland stages—from Bernstein to Webber
    At last, Broadway legends hit Chicagoland stages—from Bernstein to Webber
    Max Clayton, Seth Danner, Jeff Smith, Marya Grandy, Alison Jantzie and Johanna McKenzie Miller star in the first major Chicago production ofOn the Town directed by 11-time Jeff Award winner David H. Bell. The musical comedy includes iconic songs ...
  • USS Olympia and Submarie Becuna
    Discover Philadelphia’s Independence Seaport Museum
    Current Exhibits Philadelphia’s Independence Seaport MuseumPhiladelphia's Independence Seaport Museum is a fun and educational destination for the entire family. Highlighting the region's maritime heritage, the museum is home to the...
  • 'Deepsea Challenge 3D' takes James Cameron to the bottom of the sea
    'Deepsea Challenge 3D' takes James Cameron to the bottom of the sea
    “Deepsea Challenge 3D” is a thrilling documentary about James Cameron’s incredible journey to the deepest point on planet earth. It was seven miles down in a complex vehicle named the Deep Challenge submersible.For the multiple...
  • Dogs on the Titanic
    Dogs of the Titanic: An untold story
    April 14, 2012, marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the ship touted as unsinkable, during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, en route to New York. Much research has been done on the passengers, crew, and the ship...
  • New discovery highlights WWII U-Boat threat to US coast downplayed by officials
    New discovery highlights WWII U-Boat threat to US coast downplayed by officials
    Just south of the Mississippi River lies a German U-Boat designated by an international agreement as an official underwater war grave of 52 crewmen of a German U-166. Documenting evidence for the serious threat of actual German U-Boat occupation...
  • The true heart of 'Titanic'
    The true heart of 'Titanic'
    “Titanic” is an epic and emotionally compelling masterpiece that weaves together the story of Titanic’s maiden voyage and it’s tragic demise on April 14, 1912, and the story Jack and Rose, two people from different worlds...
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