| Feb 23, 2012
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...
| 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.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Hello, darlings. We're back in the ballroom, this time with a bunch of new dancers. That All-Star season had its moments, but was kind of a dud overall.
Lordie. Someone's given Barbara Barrie's hair to Kellie Pickler. (Relevant fact about Barrie: She'...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:57 AM
Smoke wafts over the stage as a sexy chanteuse bursts through a curtain of gold streamers and reaches for the microphone to sing "The Lady Is a Tramp."
"Wait. Can I try that again?" asks the singer, Laura Benanti, who plays Bunny mother Carol-Lynne in...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
NBC's 1960s set drama "The Playboy Club" hasn't even premiered, yet critics have had their tails in a twist for months.
An NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City refused to air it. Feminist author Gloria Steinem, who famously went undercover as a Bunny for a...
| Jun 21, 2011
He's winner off course
Rory McIlroy aspires to be more than Tiger Woods, and here's hoping he gets there. As a golfer, he's just as talented. "Such a fluid motion," Luke Donald marveled. Not that that means he'll get to...
| Jun 2, 2011
Mother Goose has never looked this good.
“Peepshow” is a topless burlesque at Planet Hollywood that draws its inspiration from an unlikely source — children’s nursery rhymes.
The plot finds “Bo Peep,” a lonely...
| Dec 1, 2011
116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
Watch out, Melman brothers. Your Hubbard Street spots, Hub 51 and Paris Club, definitely bring the crowds, but the next block over—100 West—might...
| Dec 25, 2011
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op — they know not what they do. Maybe you're not from this...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 6:48 AM
"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...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 1:15 PM
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...