| May 18, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Kenneth O'Donnell, aide to President John F. Kennedy, stepped into a small cubicle at Parkland Hospital, where Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson nervously waited with his wife and several aides to learn the condition of the president. Kennedy had...
| Jun 29, 2012
100 Years Ago
From a short story in the Times:
"Hand Embroidered Parasols: Clever Woman May Duplicate Expensive Shop Models.
That the parasol must match the gown is no sale dictum for this season, for the parasols do carry the...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Andy Warhol died in 1987, but he continues to make headlines.
This is almost literally the case with a National Gallery of Art exhibit, "Warhol: Headlines," that showcases screenprints and paintings whose design imitates that of a newspaper front page....
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Whether true or just a bit of wishful folklore, champagne was reportedly first cooked up by the French Benedictine monk Pierre Perignon (c. 1638-1715). When Dom Perignon first tasted his concoction, he is reported to have said, "Come quickly, I am...
| Jan 17, 2009
Barack Obama, his wife, two daughters and mother-in-law are set to move Tuesday into a big old barn of a house that is not exactly homey.
The White House contains two floors of ceremonial, museumlike rooms topped by two floors of family quarters filled...
| Nov 1, 2012
Letitia Baldrige, an etiquette maven who served as social secretary to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and later wrote books and a syndicated column advising readers on good manners in contemporary America, has died. She was 86.
Baldrige died Monday at...
| Dec 9, 2012
Jack Brooks hounded government bureaucrats, drafted articles of impeachment against President Nixon and was a strong supporter of civil rights in a congressional career that spanned four decades. But the Texas politician was perhaps best known for his...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Former pop singer Pat Boone appeared on Fox Business News and called President Obama a Marxist -- and he didn't mean it as a compliment.
Now 78, Boone was the second-biggest chart-topper of the 1950s, behind Elvis Presley. Since then, he's been a...
| Aug 5, 2012
In March 2003, as U.S. forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described...
| Nov 25, 2012
BEAUTY / HOME ACCESSORIES
D.L. & Co.: 417 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 205-0025), dlcompany.com. Candles in enamel apple-shaped boxes, Madame Pompadour candle busts, pocket watches with solid perfume inside, diffusers and curiosities such as...
| Nov 21, 2012
Cameron Silver, owner of the vintage shopping institution Decades, has spent the last 15 years teaching Hollywood and the fashion world that what's old is new. And now he has written a book on the subject.
"Decades: A Century of Fashion" (Bloomsbury,...
| Dec 30, 2012
Body by Beckham
Women weren't the only ones baring skin in ads this year. Fast fashion giant H&M debuted its first Super Bowl ad for the David Beckham Bodywear collection, starring the soccer star in his skivvies. During the London Summer Olympics,...