| May 19, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Even into his so-called golden years, the writer Sam Greenlee was outspoken about the curious fate of his 1973 film "The Spook Who Sat by the Door." A Chicago native, Greenlee, 83, died from natural causes early Monday morning at his home.
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:45 AM
"A Night of 100 Stars" was the theme for the DuSable Museum of African American History's annual gala at the South Shore Cultural Center on April 5.
More than 800 supporters, civic leaders and politicians, including Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:08 PM
SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama.
The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture.
The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:42 AM
The formal arrival of Theaster Gates took place on the final day of January in the large and art-filled main dining room on the second floor of the Union League Club, where he was honored as a Distinguished Artist.
The club crowd was the largest in...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather.
The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Of the five films nominated for the best documentary Oscar this year, two of them — "How to Survive a Plague" and "The Invisible War" — got funding and support from Good Pitch. Two out of five. Talk about validation. Launched in the UK about...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013:
Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
| Nov 2, 2012
The Amazing Mae Ya Carter Ryan returns to WGN Morning News for a second visit after winning Dwyane Wade's Chicago Has Talent competition.
See her Saturday November 10th at the DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago.
For tickets visit...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Nov 23, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Leading man: David Duchovny said he won't be in the L.A. production of Neil LaBute's "The Break of Noon" at the Geffen Playhouse. The play recently opened off-Broadway. (Showbiz 411) Home again: A painting from the art collection of murdered......