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  • Walt Arfons dies at 96; brother Art nabbed his land speed record

    When Walt Arfons first strapped a jet engine onto a hot rod, experts thought the car would melt, explode or spin wildly out of control. They were wrong. Working in his family's old feed mill and hardware store on Pickle Road in Akron, Ohio, Arfons...
  • Bernard 'Bernie' Sahlins dies at 90; co-founder of Second City

    Bernard 'Bernie' Sahlins dies at 90; co-founder of Second City
    Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, co-founder and former owner of The Second City, the influential Chicago comedy venue that pioneered rapid-fire comedy sketches using ideas plucked from the audience, died Sunday at his home in Chicago. He was 90. His wife, Jane...
  • Looking for dad's birthday cake

    Looking for dad's birthday cake
    Q: My father is a native Chicagoan. Someone once asked me where, exactly, he grew up. I asked Dad and he replied, "Tell them I grew up on the corner of Kostner and Van Buren...and then watch them recoil in horror." I think the intersection no longer...
  • A guide to Chicago-speak for Boston fans

    A guide to Chicago-speak for Boston fans
    Here are some tips on how to talk Chicago. First off, it's Chi-CAW-go, not Chi-CAA-go. Nationwide, you hear that second pronunciation more than the first. But among longtime Chicagoans, you hear the first much more often. Some other words and phrases:...
  • Tribune hires Berns as CFO, promotes Bigelow to strategic role

    Tribune hires Berns as CFO, promotes Bigelow to strategic role
    Tribune Co. has hired Steven Berns, the top finance executive for cosmetics company Revlon Inc., as its chief financial officer and promoted its current CFO, Chandler Bigelow, to serve in an expanded role developing strategy for the company. Chicago-...
  • Chicago Forward: Pass or Fail for the Chicago Public Schools?

    Chicago Forward: Pass or Fail for the Chicago Public Schools?
    The newsmaker onstage at Tuesday evening's Chicago Forward was Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett. But at the center of her discussion with Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold were questions Chicagoans and others had about the future of the...
  • James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano was a cultural sensation

    James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano was a cultural sensation
    Alongside Mr. Spock, Archie Bunker and the Fonz, James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano has been absorbed wholesale into the American psyche to rank as one of TV's most indelible icons. In every sense of the term, Gandolfini's mob boss was larger than life:...
  • A city tour of LGBT history

    A city tour of LGBT history
    Stand on any corner. Close your eyes. Listen. So urges journalist and historian St. Sukie de la Croix in the introduction to his book, "Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall." You'll hear, he writes, the "rat-tat-tat-tat of Al...
  • 10 things you might not know about Sox parks

    10 things you might not know about Sox parks
    The White Sox have had three home ballparks: South Side Park (1901-1910), the original Comiskey Park (1910-1990) and new Comiskey Park (1991-2003), since renamed U.S. Cellular Field (2003-present). Two weeks ago, we shared 10 things about Wrigley Field....
  • Vegan dishes and cabernet

    Vegan dishes and cabernet
    What's your favorite vegan entree with cabernet sauvignon? Sorry, it's a question always needing an answer here in California. — Terry Hall, Calistoga, Calif. What a great question, Terry. Given your gastronomic background — you were a...
  • City Council committee passes resolution on potential Tribune sale

    City Council committee passes resolution on potential Tribune sale
    Aldermen called Tuesday for the Chicago Tribune to be sold only to locally-based owners who commit to "fair, accurate, impartial and non-ideological reporting as a stipulation to any sale." The City Council's Committee on Human Relations adopted the...