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  • Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'

    Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'
    On a Sunday morning in the spring of 1944, two college basketball teams laced up and squared off against each other in Durham, N.C. The game wasn't advertised; almost no one but the players and coaches themselves knew what was happening. The doors to...
  • Converse putting Andy Warhol images on All Star sneakers, T-shirts

    Converse putting Andy Warhol images on All Star sneakers, T-shirts
    With all due respect to Sen. Joni Ernst, why wear bread bags on your feet when you can wear Campbell Soup cans?  The same day Ernst gave the GOP response to the State of the Union address (which included tales of a hardscrabble childhood involving shoes...
  • 'The Simpsons' at 25: Still going strong and rolling in the d'oh

    'The Simpsons' at 25: Still going strong and rolling in the d'oh
    "If TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas," the now-familiar spiky-haired boy said on Dec. 17, 1989. "It happened to Tiny Tim. It happened to Charlie Brown. It happened to the Smurfs. And it's going to...
  • Commercial bond between bands and brands is deepening

    Pop star Katy Perry, whose stage garb has included a bra that shoots whipped cream, is not generally known as the less-is-more type. Yet last year she picked an understated approach to promote the rollout of her current world tour: a television...
  • Chuck Taylors: Their Take

     Chuck Taylors: Their Take
    Chuck Taylors If you want to project an image, you gotta have a style. For footwear, pumps say something. So do wingtips. And so do Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers: Put on some Chuck Taylors and a pair of skinny jeans and you look like someone ready to...
  • Rock 'n' roll footnote: Chuck Taylor sneakers

    Rock 'n' roll footnote: Chuck Taylor sneakers
    "We were pretty conscious of wanting to look a certain way. We wanted people to recognize us as being in a band when we walked down the street, even if they didn't know which band we were. Chuck Taylors signaled that." — Albert Hammond Jr. of...
  • Converse collector takes shoe fashion a step up

    Converse collector takes shoe fashion a step up
    If Douglas Mechutan was slightly less selective in his collecting, he might venture into the realm of hoarder. But his compact Pompano Beach apartment is so artistically appointed with fashion prints, animal skins and autographed celebrity photos that...
  • In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly

    In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly
    In some cases, bad blood comes with an expiration date. LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland to play for owner Dan Gilbert. That might have been unthinkable four years ago, when James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach to play for...
  • Cool and slow at Moulin Bistro

    Cool and slow at Moulin Bistro
    Forget the expensive airfare and 11-hour flight to France when all things French can soon be found at Laurent Vrignaud's Moulin Bistro. The epicerie and cafe is expected to open Sept.18 in Plaza Newport. "Everything I miss in France I will bring to...
  • Back-to-school shopping heats up

    Back-to-school shopping heats up
    As music videos played on flat screen TVs overhead, Brendon Lee, 7, sank into a brown cushioned stool at Shoe City on Monday while his great-aunt poked the toe of the white Converse sneaker on his left foot. It was the right shoe but the wrong size....
  • Shoe Carnival opens in Orland Park

    Shoe Carnival opens in Orland Park
    Evansville-based Shoe Carnival has opened its 24th Chicago area store at Lake View Plaza at 159th Street and LaGrange Road in Orland Park. "We are excited to open a new Shoe Carnival location in the Orland Park area," Todd Beurman, senior vice president...