| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Heidi Klum is statuesque, but she isn't one to stand still for long. The supermodel and television producer sold her gated Brentwood estate for $24 million in an all-cash deal that closed in 29 days.
The Italian-style mansion was built in 1999, more...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:23 PM
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Seriously, Portsmouth?
You're going to be that perfect? So ideal that I ache, I envy and I curse my childhood for not including your idyllic splendor?
Yes. You are going to be that perfect.
I've visited many places, but you,...
| Sep 5, 2013
Former Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, who scored the game-winning goal in the final game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, on Tuesday listed his seven-bedroom, 6,100-square-foot mansion in west Lincoln Park for $1.9 million.
A Toronto native,...
| Oct 17, 2013
Former Chicago Bears punter Brad Maynard has sold his five-bedroom, 5,971-square-foot house in Long Grove for $1.25 million.
Maynard, 39, was with the Bears from 2001 until he was released in 2011. After stints with two other teams, Maynard is out of...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:32 AM
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An ancient Chinese bowl that dates from the Northern Song dynasty sold for $2.2 million on Tuesday at a Sotheby's auction in New York. What makes the sale particularly noteworthy is that the sellers...
| Apr 9, 2013
When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute.
This time it’s the sale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby’s in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
No trip to your local Zales or Kay Jewelers will cost as much as what someone paid over the weekend for a diamond and sapphire engagement ring that Napoleon gave to his beloved Josephine. The ring reportedly sold for 730,000 euros ($948,000) at an auction...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Rita Rudner is applying her comedic talent to the sale of her Dana Point beach house, and the result is a spot-on parody of a home marketing video.
Her husband, director-writer Martin Bergman, featured the Monarch Bay home in the 2011 film "Thanks,"...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is back -- despite dying in 1988 at age 27.
On the first day it was open, more than 4,000 people turned out to see a show of his work at Gagosian Gallery in New York in February. His notebooks will be exhibited at Paris'...