| Nov 26, 2011
| 1:25 PM
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Tom Wicker, the New York Times reporter who covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for the paper before moving on to become the Times' Washington bureau chief and a columnist for 25 years, died at his Rochester,...
| Dec 4, 2011
Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95
A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia.
The Angel Esmeralda
The first collection of short stories from a...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 10:00 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 12:26 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and Joe McGinnis pitched in with "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." (That...
| Oct 13, 2011
Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93.
For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:28 PM
The Wallace Berman renaissance has been inching along in fits and starts, ever since art historian Merril Greene published the first serious consideration of his work in Artforum in 1978. That essay came two years after his untimely death in 1976, on...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Nim Chimpsky, the subject of the documentary Project Nim, wasn't the first chimpanzee to be raised like a human child and taught sign language (that would be Washoe, in the late '60s), nor have all apes taught sign language come to a bad end. Koko, the...
| 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 23, 2012
| 11:38 AM
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.
That doesn't include fees paid to the auction company, which usually add...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Jorg Dubin wasn't interested in just sitting in the back of an open-top car and waving to the crowd in the Patriots Day Parade.
Dubin, the Laguna Beach artist who made the9/11memorial sculpture in Heisler Park, was among a handful honored in Saturday's...
| Jul 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite, the television newsman whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and '70s and who was still regarded as "the most trusted man in America" years after leaving his CBS anchor chair, has...
| Mar 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Hoping to put rest the controversy over a homicide exhibit, L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck and L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said Thursday the display was not intended to upset victims' families. Beck apologized Tuesday to the family of......