| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Since winning the Emmy for playing shot-calling criminal matriarch Mags Bennett on "Justified," Margo Martindale has been doing impressive work across the spectrum. TV critics have singled out her performance opposite Will Arnett and Beau Bridges on the...
| Dec 3, 2013
Frankfort trustees signed off Monday on a new $5 million village hall while also voting to cut the town's property tax take for the second straight year.
The vote clears the way to finish architectural work and seek construction bids for an expansion of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:19 AM
The Tuesday night death of a Highland Park woman is under investigation, Highland Park police said today.
Sylvia “Sylvie” Robinson, 51, was discovered dead Tuesday night in her home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The storied Sowden House in Los Feliz is for sale at $4.888 million.
Set behind gates and obscured from the street by heavy foliage, the residence has sometimes been called the Jaws house for its Mayan temple-like fašade.
Typical of Lloyd Wright...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:32 AM
Chris Ware’s innovative “Building Stories” had a lease on the Eisner Awards dais Friday night at Comic-Con International in San […]...