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All The RageJockey International Inc. has documented that the first pair of its men's brief-style underpants was sold at Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago on Jan. 19, 1935. And, although it is undocumented, it's more than likely that the first wedgie......
Special to The TimesWE think we know Damon Runyon, and we might think we're pretty jaded about him, but a fat new anthology, " 'Guys and Dolls' and Other Writings" (Penguin: 636 pp., $18 paper), introduced by Pete Hamill and edited and annotated by Cornell professor Daniel...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor more than 40 years, Martha Campbell has started her day by picking up a copy of the Chicago Tribune. As a youngster, she scoured the pages to make sure the country hadn't gone to war with the Soviet Union. As a parent, she got up hours before her...
"The time has come to bring order out of chaos incident to rapid growth," wrote the architect Daniel H. Burnham. The year was 1909. The place, Chicago. The occasion, the unveiling of Burnham's sweeping, visionary plan to change the face of the city on the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLucille Ball, the leggy showgirl, model and B-grade movie queen whose pumpkin hair and genius for comedy made her an icon of television, died early Wednesday, a week after undergoing emergency heart surgery. The co-creator and star of " I Love Lucy," a...
Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic. Chuck Philips writes about pop music for CalendarJimmy Iovine, whose credits as a record producer and engineer range from John Lennon to U2, still winces at the humiliation of being turned down by everyone he approached in 1989 to invest in the record company he wanted to start. "People took my calls...
Huddling with business and community leaders last month to recommend legal and financial advisers for development of Gary/Chicago International Airport, Carrie Hightman smiled as Adela Cepeda, an acquaintance from Chicago business circles, pitched her...
Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org America's first planetarium has one of the world's greatest collections of antique astronomical instruments. One of those is the fully restored Gemini 12 spacecraft flown by...
As a girl, Mollie Michala Lyman, created paper dolls with custom wardrobes, illustrated her own daily newspaper and drew with crayons on an iron radiator because she liked the way the colors melted in the heat. "Even as a child she was unconventional,"...
Thomas Dyja looked at me with abject horror, then humor, then, as his face crumbled in defeat, resignation. A face that said, "See? This is why I wrote a 412-page cultural history of Chicago at midcentury that — as much as it pulls together...
The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue. But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...
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