| Nov 21, 2013
Former Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, who scored the series-winning goal in the final game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, on Friday sold his seven-bedroom, 6,100-square-foot mansion in west Lincoln Park for $1.95 million.
A Toronto native,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
As an artist, Roberta Russell had a vision for the house that she and her husband built in 1971. It had to be sleek, one story, with modern touches like an intercom and mirrored walls.
Oh yes, the kitchen had to be round — with a circular island...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Although he was born in Southern Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo owes a lot to Southern California. He came to Los Angeles in 1923 as a young man in his 20s, first designing shoes for films such as "The Ten Commandments," then opening the Hollywood Boot Shop...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:48 AM
It started out as a seemingly quixotic attempt by a group of South Side jazz lovers to celebrate the music – and it has become one of Chicago's most ingeniously presented jazz gatherings.
The seventh annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running...
| Oct 6, 2013
Jennifer Pritzker's real estate holdings are far more extensive than previously known.
The Chicago billionaire and member of the family that built the Hyatt Hotels chain owns nearly 35 properties for which she has paid more than $75 million, the Tribune...
| Oct 1, 2013
Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright?
Maybe those are the wrong questions. To...
| Sep 23, 2013
Some 110 years ago, a patron of the Oak Park Public Library would have walked up a substantial flight of stairs to enter the Scoville Institute, which served as library and social and cultural center for lectures and meetings, according to Barbara...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: What can you tell us about our identical wall sconces? We bought them in the 1960s from a Chicago dealer who told us they came from the Garrick Theater. We wired them for electricity.
A: Seen in images sent, the reader has three sconces.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"If you liked 'Loving Frank' and 'The Paris Wife,' you'll love 'Freud's Mistress,' says Katie Couric.
Well, I took Katie's advice without even knowing I was taking it.
Several years ago, before the Internet happened, I read a book by two writers who...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Seven years ago, an ad hoc group of South Siders decided to stage a neighborhood jazz festival unlike anything else in the city.
Instead of herding musicians and listeners into a one-size-fits-all downtown park, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival would present...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:55 PM
"The Rite of Spring," having reached the 100th celebratory anniversary of its clamorous Paris premiere this spring, is the new "Four Seasons." Igor Stravinsky's ballet score has become ubiquitous.
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducted the Los Angeles...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," the remarkable 1947 drama that both understands the flaws of ordinary little men and howls with moral outrage at their consequences, usually plays out on AstroTurf, under a fake theatrical sun.
But on Saturday night in the...