| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Laguna has lost a treasure. After a vigorous battle with cancer, Dennis Morin passed on Dec. 31. He was only 66, way too young for a man with such an appetite and energy for life.
Dennis was a bon vivant, a raconteur, a connoisseur and other French...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Reuters) - Octogenarian Playboy founder Hugh Hefner briefly swapped his iconic silk pajamas for a tuxedo to marry Crystal Harris, the one-time "runaway bride" who followed through this time at a New Year's Eve wedding.
"Happy New Year from Mr. and Mrs....
| May 21, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Groping in the grotto isn't the only thing the Playboy Mansion is good for. Magazine publisher Hugh Hefner passes out awards there, too.
On Wednesday, Norman Lear will get his turn. The 1970s sitcom legend - the man behind "All in the Family," "The...
| 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,...
| 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....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June.
Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Thomas Dyja looked at me with abject horror, then humor, then, as his face crumbled in defeat, resignation. A face that said, "See? This is why I wrote a 412-page cultural history of Chicago at midcentury that — as much as it pulls together...
| Mar 4, 2012
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.
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Cue the face lift jokes. Officials are scheduled to unveil a spruced-up Hollywood sign Tuesday, after its nine 45-foot-tall letters were repainted beginning in October....
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
"I think it was essentially mama [Dina] and the folks around her that kept pushing for less nudity," says Hef....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Your Wednesday headlines include a big win for Tennis Channel in its fight against cable giant Comcast, an interview with volatile Guns 'N Roses singer Axl Rose, and the possibility that News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch may be called on by the British...