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Special to Tribune NewspapersIt was a "Frasier" reunion at the 48th annual Hugo Television Awards at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on April 19. Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival honored actor Kelsey Grammer with the lifetime achievement award, presented by...
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. Some events...
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign pushed out one word last week to define his quest for a second term — "forward." So how much does a single word matter? Quite a bit, marketing and branding experts say, even if they disagree on the...
If you're not joining the throngs gathering at Shaw's Crab House for this week's "Royster with the Oyster" celebration, here are a few other seafood specialists worth your attention: Big & Little's (not rated) 939 N. Orleans St., 312-943-0000. Winner of...
Tags: Oysters, Credit and Debt, Steaks, Restaurants, Pies and Tarts
During four decades as a quintessential Chicago ad man, Ron Bess has steered campaigns for clients from McDonald's to Gatorade while climbing the ranks at some of the city's most prominent agencies. Bess, a natural pitchman, well-schooled leader and...
John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59. Hughes, who...
Jacket Copy10 Mad Men books to tide you over during the hiatus that goes until 2111. I mean 2012....
"Classy with a K," I think we can all agree, is rarely meant as a compliment. So why would an establishment intentionally bill itself as spelling-averse? (Kustom Kuts, Kozy Korner, Tastee Freez, to name a few.) Sure, there's the occasional trademark...
Tags: La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Marketing
October 16-The Foundation Fighting Blindness will honor Leo Burnett CEO Tom Bernardin with the Visionary Award at its bi-yearly Visions Ball. This fundraising gala helps the Foundation drive research for treatments and cures for blindness caused by...
Fashion contradictions are palpable every September and October, when 80-degree days collide with 50-degree fronts and sandals bump boots on the morning commute. But irony hangs even heavier in the air this year, with the approach of a second round of...
The Fitness Center» Orlando Sentinel – The Fitness CenterRonald McDonald is being urged to hang up his floppy shoes. Corporate Accountability International has organized a “Retire Ronald” campaign aimed at the red-headed McDonald’s mascot. They have received support from about 10,0...
Associated PressLOS ANGELES -- Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Home Alone, died Thursday, a spokeswoman...
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