| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The license plate on his practical Toyota read "MR VALET," but the tales Herb Citrin gleefully shared about his pioneering business empire – based on tossing car keys to nattily dressed parking attendants – often involved far more upscale...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:47 PM
About 150,000 people attend Printers Row Lit Fest each year to wander the book fair lining Dearborn Street and to listen to authors speak about their work. For a handful of the 200 or so authors who will appear this year, the event will be a homecoming....
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2012
D.B. Kaplan's. In honor of Halloween, we crack open the crypt to dig up the menu of a dearly departed restaurant. Set the WABAC machine to the early 1990s for a look at D.B. Kaplan's, a legendary Chicago delicatessen that marked the birth of Levy...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:27 PM
If retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus had gotten an occasional dose of supplemental oxytocin, a brain chemical known to promote trust and bonding, he might still be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, new research suggests.
A study published...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The current luxury real estate market is redefining “extravagant.”
First, a 8,930-square-foot house on nine acres in Northern California found a buyer for a state record-breaking $117 million. Then word came that financier Gary Winnick is...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Question: Should the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in history be history? Or, to put it more bluntly, are the Rolling Stones too old to be rocking and rolling?
By now you’ve read about, heard about or seen photos and video (or heck,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Reader Mike Sims emailed to point out that Andy Williams, who died Tuesday at 84, should also be remembered as one of the nine who helped save the Hollywood sign: “I was running the Hollywood Chamber in those days --......
| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:53 PM
The "Sons of Anarchy" actor who police believe killed his 81-year-old landlady in Los Feliz broke into a Northridge townhome – barefoot and shirtless – in January and attacked residents inside, one of the victims said....
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:52 AM
The Hollywood sign is getting a face-lift starting Tuesday, with its most extensive refurbishing in 35 years....
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:44 PM
It wouldn't be a true celebrity without a facelift....