| May 8, 2014
| 10:04 AM
A Pablo Picasso painting titled "Le Sauvetage," or "The Rescue," sold for $31.5 million at a New York auction on Wednesday, exceeding sales estimates. The 1932 painting -- a brightly colorful, abstract depiction of individuals on the seaside -- was part...
| Aug 29, 2013
Retired Chicago Bears offensive tackle James "Big Cat" Williams has listed his 9,170-square-foot house in Lake Forest for $1.75 million.
Williams, 45, played his entire 12-year professional football career with the Bears, starting 134 consecutive...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has sold his gated Malibu Colony retreat for $13.4 million.
The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Actor Bruce Willis has entered the fray in the Westside's action-packed housing market, listing his Beverly Hills mansion at $22 million.
The walled and gated estate includes a 1928 Spanish-style house with a porte-cochere, a swimming pool surrounded by...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:55 AM
A first edition of "The Great Gatsby" is being auctioned Tuesday at Sotheby's in New York. The classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald is expected to sell for $100,000 to $150,000.
When "The Great Gatsby" was first published in 1925, its dust jacket...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Hold on to your hats: Things are about to get hot around here. Hot, that is, for people who love books, who covet literary rarities and whose pulses race at the thought of holding a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" in their very...
| 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,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Ringo Starr was never known as a songwriting Beatle -- that honor went to John Lennon and Paul McCartney first, with George Harrison far behind. And far behind that was drummer Ringo.
But now Starr, born Richard Starkey, is writing a children's book...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Writers of literary fiction are not typically known for their fashion sense, but maybe they can learn. Or maybe the fashionable can be turned onto literary fiction, given the opportunity.
Enter Barney's. It has paired the Orlebar Brown clothing line...