| Apr 12, 2009
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis may have been a fashion icon in those perfect sleeveless sheath dresses, oversized sunglasses and triple-strand pearls, but she had nothing on her cousin Edie Bouvier Beale. The improvisational way Beale could tie a scarf --...
| Jan 18, 2009
On Tuesday night, we will become a nation of fashion critics, crowding around TV screens to see what glittering gown Michelle Obama will wear to the 10 official inaugural balls she's expected to attend. Will it be over-the-top or quietly chic, sexy or...
| Nov 9, 2008
Fashion has a new first lady.
If the black-and-red dress Michelle Obama wore for her husband's victory speech Tuesday is any indication, she is poised to be her own kind of style icon in the White House. The straight-from-the-spring-runway dress, which...
| Jun 27, 2010
The 10 photographers in "Engaged Observers," opening June 29 at the Getty Museum, are at once storytellers, witnesses, advocates for justice, investigative journalists, consciousness raisers, evidence gatherers and educators. They're also something...
| Jun 27, 2009
I'll always regret that my last conversation with Michael Jackson ended with him angrily hanging up the phone -- at least I've long thought of Michael's mood that day more than a decade ago as angry. I realize now that a more accurate description would be...
| Jul 17, 2009
It was supposed to be six but it turned out to be seven, and you know what? Seven is better.
Earlier this year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it would expand the number of nominees in the best series and acting categories...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2010
The inmate's request seemed fairly benign inside the teeming, violent Los Angeles County jail. He wanted Sheriff's Deputy Peter Paul Felix to smuggle him in some decent food.
The deputy knew he was breaking the rules, but he obliged. What started with...
| 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...