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  • "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" Returns for More Musical Hunting

    "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" kicks off its second season on PBS tonighjt with a visit to Hugh Hefner's pad in search of musical treasures. The first of three episodes in the series begins tonight. The series, as was last season, is produced...
  • Barney Rosset dies at 89; publisher fought censorship

    Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    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. Some events...
  • 'The Voice' recap: The Battle Rounds begin

    'The Voice' recap: The Battle Rounds begin
    The Battle Rounds began on “The Voice” this week, complete over-singing and bogus drama from the judges. “Oh, I just can’t choose!” Yes, you can, so quit pretending to complain. Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina...
  • NBC plans fall 2011 TV premiere dates

    NBC plans fall 2011 TV premiere dates
    "The Playboy Club," NBC's Chicago-filmed drama about the famed 1960s nightclub of the title, will premiere Sept. 19, the network announced. "The Playboy Club" takes place in Chicago at the swinging hideaway for Playboy fans built by publisher Hugh...
  • Family Guy

    Family Guy
    In 2009, FAMILY GUY earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, making it only the second animated series in television history to be honored with such a distinction. Since its debut in 1999, the animated series has attracted an...
  • Baltimore Comic-Con 2011: Stan Lee has no super powers, but plenty of super ideas

    Baltimore Comic-Con 2011: Stan Lee has no super powers, but plenty of super ideas
    Stan Lee is one proud father these days. You'd be proud, too, if your progeny included Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and the Fantastic Four — characters whose films routinely bring in a few hundred million dollars at the movie box office. Not that Lee...
  • Daum: Chick flick TV

    Daum: Chick flick TV
    Perhaps it's been brought to your attention that this is a big week for retrograde representations of women on television. Monday marked the premiere of NBC's "The Playboy Club," a noir-ish look at Hugh Hefner's flagship Chicago club in 1963, and Sunday...
  • Movie review: 'The Weird World of Blowfly'

    Movie review: 'The Weird World of Blowfly'
    The curious, vulgar tale of Clarence "Blowfly" Reid and his music can be best understood through an interaction between him and Miami electronic producer Otto Von Schirach near the end of "The Weird World of Blowfly," a documentary celebrating the life of...
  • Interview: Kendra Wilkinson has the drive for five seasons of show

    Interview: Kendra Wilkinson has the drive for five seasons of show
    Before sitting down with reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson at Macy’s on State Street Tuesday to discuss her book, “Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, And Getting My Sexy Back,” I was given three instructions so that her camera crew could...
  • NBC pulls 'Playboy Club' after 3 episodes

    NBC pulls 'Playboy Club' after 3 episodes
    NBC said Monday it will replace "The Playboy Club" with its news program "Rock Center with Brian Williams" beginning Oct. 31. After three low-rated episodes, NBC has axed the Chicago-set sudser about Bunnies in the first of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Clubs in...