Kenneth Ciemiega

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Lauren Bacall Starred Alongside Groundbreaking Tech In This 1953 Film

The great Lauren Bacall passed away yesterday, one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood (some perspective: now all the actors …

25 Cheeky Terms For Sexual Intercourse From The Last 663 Years

14 Famous People Who Survived the 1918 Flu Pandemic

A century ago this year, a deadly flu pandemic swept the globe. The first cases of the so-called Spanish Flu—named because that’s where the early …

Atari arcade games inspired the original Apple mouse

It's hard to say if the Macintosh would've been so successful if it hadn't had such a revolutionary interface—namely, the mouse. While Apple didn't …

The Disco-Blasting Robot Waiters of 1980s Pasadena

In 1983, a Chinese fast-food restaurant in Pasadena, California hired a curious-looking pair of servers: two robots named Tanbo R-1 and Tanbo R-2.<p>At …

Bettie Page, 1950s. http://t.co/hj9TA9oX5W

Who will help the newly insured?

Newfound health benefits often come with newfound questions. But most states have either spurned or run out of federal funding for consumer assistance programs aimed at guiding Obamacare’s newly insured through the complexities of using their coverage.<p>Some states with GOP governors never sought …

Associated Press News

Neil Patrick Harris interview: “You might as well own the spotlight”

When you’ve been wearing nothing but a suit and tie for nine years, what do you put on next? Try a big blond wig and enough glitter to give <i>Kinky …

On Point

in Food onFeb 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Three Floyds can brew some beer so good it's like drinking fine art, so it only makes sense they would know good music when they hear it or great art …

Lunch and Dinner Begin Thursday at The Winchester; Michael Tsonton In at Market House; More

<b>UKRAINIAN VILLAGE—</b><b>The Winchester</b> will be open for lunch and dinner beginning this Thursday, February 20. Dinner for this Thursday is by reservation only, however (reservation times begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.) After Thursday the restaurant will only accept walk-ins. [EaterWire]<p><b>LAKE</b> …

The best wine bars in Chicago

Handcrafted cocktails and local beers are big draws for Chicago bars, but that doesn't mean we don't have a soft spot for great wine. The city's top …

Income Tax

in Arts & Entertainment onFeb 18, 2014 5:30 pm

February is Black History Month and while there are numerous events to celebrate in Chicago, we are going to take a daily moment to recognize some of …

I'm pretty sure the Canadian and U.S. hockey teams have different coaches

When I was a kid in Canada I spotted a mention in the local paper of a high school basketball game with a twist: one of the coaches couldn't make it, …

James C. Dowdle, former Tribune Co. executive, dies

James C. Dowdle, a born salesman known for his flashy ties and sharp intuition about the television industry, played a key role in the transformation of Tribune Co. into a major media conglomerate.<p>In 1981 when Mr. Dowdle joined the company, Tribune was focused, as it had been for more than a …

Summer Olympics

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

St. Patrick's Day draws loads of merrymakers to the Chicago Loop every year to watch as the Chicago River turns green and the St. Patrick's Day …

Alcohol

Blackhawks at the Olympics

Chicago Blackhawks

Mandell jurors view tools for alleged kidnap, murder plot

The hacksaws were laid out next to a box of supermarket doughnuts and near a meat cleaver, zip ties and a family-sized bag of potato chips.<p>To some, it might have simply looked like a messy garage. But prosecutors allege that inside the dingy, windowless room in a Northwest Side storefront were all …

Crime