| Sep 28, 2011
| 12:08 AM
Phillip Hannan is not only widely known in New Orleans, but around the world for his close relationship with the Kennedy family. Hannan recounted his experience presiding over the late President John F. Kennedy's funeral mass to WGNO News before he died....
| Dec 16, 2011
From coffee table books to novels, we're checking out hot holiday reads from Barnes and Noble.
For Kids: If You Give a Dog a Donut - $16.99
For Young Adult Readers: The Hunger Games - $17.99 The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Series) - $19.99
| Jan 12, 2012
— With a new book portraying Michelle Obama as an assertive force within the White House, the first lady has challenged the notion that she's "some kind of angry black woman."
Obama, entering the fourth year of a mostly gaffe-free White House run,...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 8:34 PM
NEW YORK -- A Cadillac hearse that carried the body of President John F. Kennedy to Air Force One following his assassination in Dallas was sold at a Scottsdale, Ariz., auction for $160,000.
The car was sold at Barrett-Jackson auction company's annual...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Her career as a CBS desk assistant and obituary writer, the estate sales of items belonging to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Princess Diana, and the 1992 presidential campaign have all served as inspirations for books written by bestselling mystery...
| Feb 19, 2012
"Don't go there," a well-traveled friend said when I mentioned my plans to visit Capri, a sunny island off southern Italy. Why? "You're not going to want to come home," he said.
I laughed. My friend, a know-it-all author, loves to give advice. I didn't...
| Aug 27, 2008
Jacqueline Kennedy's waffles
Total time: 30 minutes
Note: Adapted from "Many Happy Returns: The Democrat's Cook Book, or How to Cook a G.O.P. Goose," compiled and edited by Ethel Longstreet & Olga Marcus.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
| Oct 4, 2008
JOHN McCAIN doesn't know how many houses he owns, but he wants 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Ever since the "presidential palace" was completed in 1800, the White House has been the ultimate American address. For a century it was our largest house, more than...
| Oct 4, 2008
JIM TURNER, co-founder and former creative director of Flaunt magazine, can't recall collecting much of anything as a kid growing up in Missouri. But today, far-ranging collections are on display throughout his four-story, Spanish Revival villa in the...
| Jan 17, 2009
Santa Monica designer Michael S. Smith has won the commission to redecorate the White House living quarters for the Obama family.
"He sounds like a wise choice, with his interest in traditional though not pedantic museum settings," said historian William...
| Sep 7, 2008
WHAT TO do about the war, what to do about the economy, what to do about those rimless glasses and that saucy updo? Style has never been more important than it is in this election. That's not just because this high-stakes political contest is being...
| Aug 27, 2008
"NOT ONLY do I eat, I also am a Democrat," wrote Frank Sinatra in an intro to 1960's "Many Happy Returns: The Democrats' Cook Book, or How to Cook a G.O.P. Goose" (the sales of which helped buy TV air time for candidates). "Not only should every...