| Aug 5, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Let's face it, you could choose anywhere to stay on a vacation in the U.S. from a Motel 6 to the Ritz, depending on your budget. But why not go for something with a sense of history and style that captures the elegance of a bygone era, like one of...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:19 PM
Linda McMahon, the former CEO of wrestling juggernaut WWE, once again won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, crushing former Congressman Christopher Shays by a 3-to-1 ratio.
In her victory speech, McMahon laid out the themes she...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When women complain about men who can't commit, they can thank -- or blame -- two people: Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, who died this week at age 90.
Ms. Brown was the flip side...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:52 AM
Our troupe of chefs enter the kitchen still reeling over the Grand Canyon field trip. “What a filling!” says Thierry. Or maybe that was “feeling”. Tricky French accent.
He also reveals he’s feeling much more competitive...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Comedians getting into trouble for things they say onstage is nothing new. These comedians have found themselves in hot water for their controversial material.
With undercover cops in the audience, Bruce was arrested in 1964 in New York City...
| Nov 26, 2012
At 60, Christie Hefner is taking the Canyon Ranch brand in a new direction. She's doing the same thing in her career and personal life.
Over a long weekend earlier this month, all three of those paths converged over some dusty walking trails in...
| Sep 10, 2012
The irony that the head of corporate responsibility for a Big Four accounting firm works out of the original Playboy mansion is not lost on Shannon Schuyler.
Before settling in to talk about her role as corporate responsibility leader and senior...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:27 PM
The car: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
The power: 256 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that routs power to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
The photos: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| Jun 25, 2012
Without Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine and its philosophy of unfettered heterosexual hedonism through stimulation of all the senses, there would have been no LeRoy Neiman. Usually mischaracterized as simply a sports artist, he was actually much more...