| Oct 8, 2013
Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel "L'Amant," or "The Lover," paints in many hues. It is a tactile portrait of the colors of Southern Indochina in 1929; it reminds us that not all colonialists were rich or powerful, complicating people; it...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 2:42 PM
“Big Lake Big City,” a wildly ambitious and staggeringly unwieldy new Keith Huff comedic pot-boiler set in a town near you, features such famous Chicago attractions as a county morgue wherein pathologists play golf with severed heads, a couple...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:34 PM
A 15-year-old Florida girl was punched when she tried to help a 51-year-old Michigan woman being robbed Friday night on the Mag Mile by eight juveniles, officials said.
Two 15-year-old girls, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, three 15-year-old...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:53 PM
He doesn't have the rocket arm. Or the celebrity wife. Or even a Tumblr of him "smoking."
Josh McCown keeps his distance from all that noise. The 34-year-old Texas native's happy-to-be-here approach to his NFL career has helped Chicago embrace him as...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:20 PM
A 29-year-old driver was issued a battery of charges ranging from fleeing police to driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed into four vehicles Sunday and tried to run from the scene on the Magnificent Mile, police said.
The crash happened...
| Feb 15, 2013
We liked the show by Scotty McCreery, winner of the 10th season of “American Idol,” when he played Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday. And in the same way “American Idol” whittles contestants down to the Top 10, here are........
| 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.
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:00 AM
About 20 miles beyond the red-tile roofs of downtown Santa Barbara, it begins: the rolling blond hills that go indecently green in spring, the massive estates and miniature horses, the sprawling vineyards and "Sideways" scenery, the dude ranch with 10,000...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 1:15 PM
More than 100 Tibetan-Americans and supporters made their way through Chicago’s downtown today to memorialize the date in 1959 when Chinese forces occupied the country and forced the Dalai Lama into exile.
The marchers started about 11 a.m. near...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Being the new kid on the block can bring an element of excitement and adventure, but for some there is also the trepidation that comes with starting over and making new friends.
Senior living communities recognize these dynamics and many have groups,...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:25 AM
A small fire broke out this morning at the Old Water Tower on the Magnificent Mile, one of the few public buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Firefighters quickly put it out.
Crews were summoned to the building at 806 N. Michigan Ave....