| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:18 PM
The oversized invitation for the opening of Ian Schrager's newest hotel, Public Chicago, stated "no jacket required and dress knockout." And even though the party was intended to be a celebration of the hotel, formerly the Ambassador East, it also...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 5:35 PM
Your weekly compendium of food stories from the Tribune's Good Eating and Dining staff.
*** Our Good Eating cover this week, from special contributor Susan Taylor, looks at the many varietals of apples. "The Age of the Apple"
*** September is the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 11:24 AM
The legendary Ambassador East — and its equally renowned Pump Room restaurant — were far past their prime when hotel design legend Ian Schrager bought the 85-year-old Gold Coast property.
But Public, Schrager's boutique hotel that...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Comic Phyllis Diller, who died Monday at 95, was one of former Hot Property columnist Ruth Ryon's favorite interview subjects.
While doing a story on the entertainer at her Brentwood home more than a decade ago, Ryon discovered a prolific artist, a...
| Sep 30, 2012
The membership roll in Malibu's unofficial Billionaire's Beach club is shrinking. Former Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane, have sold their spot to Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, who already has eight other houses along Carbon...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:40 PM
The longtime home of comic Phyllis Diller has come on the market in Brentwood at $12.9 million.
The Country English-style house sits on 1.25 flat acres. It was built in 1914 as a summer home for Lawrence C. Phipps, who made his fortune in the steel...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:30 PM
The three minute trailer for the upcoming NBC drama “Chicago Fire” features firefighters battling flames in a collapsing building, a firefighter receiving a “Pulp Fiction”-like needle through the chest, and two people sucking...
| Nov 1, 2012
Raised in the South Side neighborhood of Roseland, 61-year-old director Robert Zemeckis hasn’t achieved much as a filmmaker.
Oh, wait: He’s only made classics like “Back to the Future,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Mitt Romney brought his presidential campaign to President Barack Obama’s hometown Thursday, raising $3.3 million for himself and fellow Republicans as he warned the Democratic incumbent would put the nation on a perilous European economic path....
| Jun 15, 2012
Mitt Romney brought his presidential campaign to President Barack Obama's hometown Thursday, raising $3.3 million for himself and fellow Republicans as he warned that the Democratic incumbent would put the nation on a perilous European economic path....
| Jan 14, 2011
I don't meet many magicians these days and that's a shame.
Magicians are among my favorite people and Chicago has a lengthy and colorful history with magic and those who practice it. It wasn't so long ago that I sat with a magician named Walter Anthony,...