| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Filthy Gorgeous" chronicles the life and times of Bob Guccione, late kingpin of the Penthouse adult entertainment empire. Cutting a flamboyant public figure but apparently a pretty low-key, homey personality in private, he seems at core that least...
| Nov 3, 2013
In awarding the 2013 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction to "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream" by Thomas Dyja, the Tribune celebrates an important cultural history of mid-20th century Chicago.
This stylishly written and deeply...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Chris Brown saw a felony charge of assault reduced to a misdemeanor Monday afternoon when he appeared in a Washington, D.C., courtroom after spending time in jail following an altercation early Sunday morning.
The R&B singer and his bodyguard,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:05 PM
In between Obamacare website glitches, and the NSA spying on almost everyone in Europe (if it’s Monday, it must be Spain), and a possible terrorist attack in China’s Tiananmen Square and so on and so forth, there’s also this pressing...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Hugh Hefner, you wacky pop-culture maven, you: The Playboy founder and wife Crystal Hefner went all out for Halloween, dressing up as Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus from that memorable MTV Video Music Awards performance.
Hef tweeted a selfie with...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Decades before he spearheaded the musical "Chicago," Bob Fosse spent his first 17 years in the same city, minus the quotation marks, living a double life that reads more like show business myth than fractured reality.
The man who lived that life...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When television audiences met Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, she was presented as one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on "Girls Next Door." Now married to wide receiver Hank Baskett, the 27-year-old California native is a mom, author ("Sliding into Home,"...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:51 AM
It's early evening and Twin Anchors, the venerable Old Town tavern and restaurant most famous for its ribs (and that Frank Sinatra ate them whenever he was in town), is not yet crowded, and Gina Manrique, who owns the place with her siblings Paul Tuzi and...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Kendra Wilkinson has been a busy bunny as of late! The former Playboy model is reportedly pregnant with her second child.
The "Splash" alum is expecting the baby with football player Hank Baskett, according to Us Weekly.
The 28-year-old, who married...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Masked superheroes will soon be swooping, webbing and batmobile-ing their way to Key West -- and their villainous counterparts will likely be waiting. But the Key won’t be hosting some Shyamalan-worthy battle: their themed “Super Heroes,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Tucked away on shady 57th street in Hyde Park, just blocks from the University of Chicago campus, is O'Gara & Wilson bookshop. The store has been on this street, in some form or another, since 1882.
Over the years, the bookshop weathered the Great...