| May 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Baking soda and baking powder are only as good as their freshness when it comes to baking in the kitchen. Used to leaven everything from cakes and biscuits to doughnuts and waffles, they're the ingredients that help a dough rise as it bakes....
| Oct 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Jacqueline Cutler HBO’s Ethel Kennedy documentary Ethel, debuting Oct. 18, is an intimate, loving portrait of the fun-loving, fearless woman, Ethel Kennedy, who was the wife of Bobby Kennedy and mother to their 11 children. It was through the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
“Killing Lincoln,” the film of Bill O'Reilly's best seller, won't premiere until February on National Geographic Channel. But the channel on Thursday announced that it will make a film of O'Reilly's “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot.&...
| 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,...
| Jan 28, 2013
Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Leslie Bricusse, the Academy Award-winning songwriter behind such monster hits as "What Kind of Fool Am I?," "Candy Man" (penned with the late Anthony Newley) and "Talk to the Animals," slipped quietly into Chicago this week. So did the producer-writer-...
| 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,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Gore Vidal, the eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86.
Vidal died at his Los Angeles home Tuesday evening of complications from...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Americans idolize their movie stars. They're a part of our pop culture. But few have earned the distinction of being timeless icons...like Marilyn Monroe.
She died exactly 50 years ago -- August 5th 1962 -- but she remains very much alive in the minds...
| Aug 21, 2012
Talk stories make you call a friend, tap a co-worker on the shoulder or send an email to a buddy: “Hey, did you see that story in the Tribune about the guy who stole Steve Jobs’ iPad?” Or the one about the historical marker installed...
| 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...