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  • New book tries to explain the roots of hypochondria

     New book tries to explain the roots of hypochondria
    What do Andy Warhol, Howard Hughes and Woody Allen have in common with Chicago drive-time disc jockey Roe Conn? They all are — or were — hypochondriacs. But they're not alone. Due to our increased access to medical information, we are...
  • 'Steve Jobs' review: Walter Isaacson's biography mesmerizes

    'Steve Jobs' review: Walter Isaacson's biography mesmerizes
    He was an abandoned child who grew up with the unshakable belief that he was destined to be a prince. How arrogant and sensible of him. His personal hygiene was bad. He often wore no shoes and liked to stick his feet in the toilet. His food faddery was...
  • Las Vegas' new mob museum is a 'hit'

    Las Vegas' new mob museum is a 'hit'
    LAS VEGAS — Valentine's Day is for a day of love and kisses and chocolate and roses. Except on Feb. 14, 1929, in Chicago, which featured Tommy gun bursts, shotgun blasts, pistol shots and headlines of the slaughter of seven gangsters in a South...
  • Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days

    Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days
    Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names. "It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
  • Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels

    Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels
    "Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss
    Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
  • Barney's Beanery rocks on at 90

    Barney's Beanery rocks on at 90
    It's a story so revolting and so legendary that it has achieved near mythical status. One night in the 1960s, during a particularly heavy bout of drinking, Jim Morrison stood up and urinated on the long wooden bar at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood....
  • Best Movies About Extremely Rich People

     
    Today’s Movie List is the first of two tributes to the 2012 presidential election. The topic is Best Movies About Extremely Rich People. Before all you Mitt Romney or Barack Obama fans start jumping on me, I’ll provide the flip......
  • Leonardo DiCaprio investigates J. Edgar Hoover in 'J. Edgar'

    Leonardo DiCaprio investigates J. Edgar Hoover in 'J. Edgar'
    For Leonardo DiCaprio, any story worth telling starts with a question. "Why?" the actor said, banging his fist on a table. "His personal life, his tactics, what drove him, what were his motives? What the hell did he really want?" The man instigating...
  • Are movies about moviemaking the shortcut to Oscar glory?

     
    This is the year when nothing says Oscar like a movie about movimaking....
  • Billionaire Paul Allen launches new commercial space company

     
    Seattle billionaire and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen is launching a new commercial space travel company that would carry tourists into Earth orbit with the help of Southern California aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan....
  • Reading L.A.: Growth, mega-projects and Freud

     
    The newest post in Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series tackles growth, mega-projects, Richard Neutra and Freud....