| Jun 26, 2012
Anna Schwartz, an economist and coauthor with Milton Friedman of a book on monetary policy that shaped the views of central bankers including Federal Reserve ChairmanBen S. Bernanke, has died. She was 96.
Schwartz died Thursday at her home in Manhattan...
| Oct 31, 2012
"When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s," President Barack Obama told Mitt Romney in their final debate.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century
Riverhead: 432 pp., $28.95
In "The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century," New Yorker staff writer...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:55 PM
As Bill Clinton is resurrected by the Democrats, George W. Bush is being erased by the GOP -- as if an entire eight years of American history hadn't happened.
While Clinton stumps for President Obama, Mitt Romney has gone out of his way not to mention...
| Sep 6, 2012
The Lost Prince
Dutton: 437 pp., $26.95
Three years ago, a first-time novelist and longtime English teacher named Selden Edwards popped up on bestseller lists with "The Little Book,"...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:27 AM
This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Jessica Chastain is currently on Broadway in "The Heiress," playing Catherine Sloper, a rich girl with boyfriend and daddy problems.
Now Variety reports that she's been tapped to play another classic...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Southern California’s love affair with the automobile is expressed annually at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which for over a hundred years has been a barometer of industry trends and public tastes in all things car-related.
As a city, Los Angeles...
| Nov 18, 2011
Jon B. Lovelace, who led the Los Angeles-based American Funds mutual fund company as it became one of the country's largest money management firms, has died. He was 84.
His family said Lovelace died of natural causes at his home in Santa Barbara on...
| May 27, 2010
Art Linkletter, the radio and television talk-show pioneer who was best known for eliciting hilarious remarks from the mouths of babes and who late in life was a popular motivational speaker and author, challenging seniors to live as zestfully as he did,...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The question of why the Angelides Commission, which just released its report on the financial meltdown of 2007-08 and is the subject of my Sunday column, doesn't resemble the groundbreaking 1933 Pecora investigation into the 1929 crash is one of......
| Oct 21, 2010
| 2:19 AM
Frank Jemsek is the President and CEO of Cog Hill Golfcourse.
Three brothers moved to the Chicago area in 1920. John W., Martin J., and Bert Coghill bought the McLaughlin farm on the east side of Lemont Illinois in 1926 to build a golf club. They then...
| Nov 7, 2010
"A Secret Gift
How One Man's Kindness — and a Trove of Letters — Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression"
368 pp., $25.95
On Dec. 18, 1933, an ad appeared in the Canton, Ohio, paper offering financial...