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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...
Tags: Marriage, Danny Kaye, Spencer Tracy, Gale Gordon, Family
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...
Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org Ongoing: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure": Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take visitors on a journey to learn about the Big Dipper, North...
Visitors to Chicago are sure to enjoy our excellent food culture. To experience a little bit of that culture in your own kitchen, we've collected some of our favorite recipes. Enjoy! Enchiladas El Popo From El Popocatepetl tortilleria on 21st Street,...
As the weather warms, more Chicagoans are crowding onto the lakefront paths to walk, bike, skate and run. Imagine if they had to make room for horses. Not too long ago, horseback riding on the lakefront was very popular. During the warmer months,...
Manierre Elementary School lives squeezed between worlds. Black and white. Rich and poor. Chicago's past and its ambition. Walter Burnett, the neighborhood's alderman, lives squeezed between those worlds as well, and on Thursday, the day after...
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...
Tags: Mahalia Jackson, Woody Allen, Emmett Till, Kanye West, Racism
One day last September, the Rev. Frank Latzko, pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church in Chicago, decided to take a walk and rediscover why he became a priest. His feet carried him from the Lincoln Park neighborhood to France, across the...
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