| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The economy be damned, most pet owners still manage to provide holiday gifts for their four-legged friends. At the Annual H.H. Backer Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show last month in Rosemont, Ill., which previewed many new products, a common...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Back in 2011, one night after PJ Morton watched his future Young Money record label boss and rap megastar Lil Wayne perform at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., the soul-pop singer returned to the venue to perform pop hits such as "Moves...
| Feb 24, 2013
Your choices in San Francisco hotels are overwhelming. The prices can be too. So during our staff visit to the City by the Bay, we looked for reasonably priced hotels that had charm, location or both. We came back with 14 ideas on places to bed down. It's...
| Feb 24, 2013
Tommy Hilfiger has opened a 6,600-square-foot flagship store at the southwest corner of North Robertson and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood, marking Hilfiger's return to freestanding retail in the L.A. area after a 12-year hiatus.
| Mar 17, 2013
If Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" continues to be a tornado at the ticket counter (opening weekend saw $80.3 million in domestic ticket sales, making it the most successful 2013 release to date), the inhabitants of the Emerald City aren't the only...
| Mar 29, 2013
Remember how watches were going to become obsolete? Everybody was just going to use a cellphone to tell time.
Well, never mind.
Walk into any department store and it's stunning — so much real estate devoted to stylish fashion watches.
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Judging from Apple's 2 million-plus iPhone 5 pre-orders, the frenzy surrounding Friday's release of the coveted device will mean long lines and frustration for some consumers.
Officials at Orlando area malls with Apple stores, including Mall at...
| Oct 12, 2012
There is so much to love about Halloween. Free candy. Fake blood. Pumpkin art. Decorative spiders. And the very best part: the costumes.
Who doesn't love a little dress-up, fantasy, capital F-U-N? Part of all that is the anticipation. A lot of us...
| Jun 28, 2013
So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward?
Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:02 AM
"Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara admits she has a fondness for Hermes Birkin bags. In August's Harper's Bazaar, she says she tells her agent: “What would you prefer? Me popping champagne bottles and doing drugs and wasting money or buying bags? These...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Macy’s Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. Inc. are back in court Monday after a month-long mediation effort in their dispute over Martha Stewart merchandise appeared to have failed.
The department store chains are tussling over the rights to sell the...