| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Landmarks Illinois celebrated its seventh and largest fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on March 7, with more than 500 patrons in attendance. Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter Jr. and Target Corp. were named "Legendary Landmarks."
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Before the rest of the world fell in love with Bushman the gorilla at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, the popular primate captured the heart of a little girl in Africa who helped care for him as a baby.
On Sunday, Winifred Smith, 92, and her family...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The video game is 40.
Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...
| Aug 29, 2012
Let's discuss Chicago's role in presidential politics, as well as the stakes and the issues facing all of us in the 2012 election.
As the GOP convention gets underway in Florida, we're preparing to talk more with you and with leaders on both sides of the...
| Sep 4, 2012
We've added new panelists to next week's Chicago Forward: Windy City White House, a panel discussion that examines Chicago's role in presidential politics.
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and nationally syndicated columnists Jonah Goldberg and Leonard Pitts Jr....
| Sep 12, 2012
If reactions from the few hundred people in the audience at the Chicago Tribune's forum this week about the stakes of the 2012 presidential race were any guide, the election will pivot around how voters rank economic matters and social issues....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:32 AM
Dining editor Lisa Arnett may have reviewed the ground-breaking restaurant "Next" and movie reviewer Matt Pais might get RedEye's first look at "The Hobbit," but, dear readers, this reporter lucked into the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the...
| Sep 14, 2010
When Blue Balliett burst onto the tween literary scene with her first action-packed intellectual art mystery six years ago, it was, in every sense, a puzzler. An unknown Chicago teacher had propelled herself to the top of the country's bestseller lists...
| May 7, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Celebrities generally receive applause on their first theatrical entrance — a tradition that too-cool-for-school Chicago audiences often eschew in honor of our ensemble egalitarianism. Some of us, though, are less repressed in expressing our sheer...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:27 AM
When it comes to show business — and all admission-charging cultural attractions are, whether they like to admit it or not, in the business of show — people don't keep coming back to see a building. Their return, or the lack thereof, will...
| Jul 17, 2011
Chicago went loony for the Moon Men.
It was Aug. 13, 1969, and the city threw one monster party for Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 astronauts whose journey to the moon and back had captivated the world.
| 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.