| Jun 5, 2011
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,"...
| Dec 5, 2010
"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...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2012
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...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Any time Emilia Czyszczon gets bogged down in her biological engineering studies — any time she considers taking the easy route on an assignment — she thinks about her father.
He, too, attended Purdue University, but only after emigrating...
| Nov 17, 2011
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...
| Oct 21, 2010
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....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
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....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:33 PM
The newest post in Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series tackles growth, mega-projects, Richard Neutra and Freud....
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Want to see the Hollywood sign? You can get pretty close on a hike. But if you're close enough to touch it, odds are you're breaking the law. The sign is fenced and generally off limits to the public. A......
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
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......
| Oct 16, 2010
| 9:34 PM
The decaying former headquarters of aviation giant Howard Hughes will be turned into an office campus for creative tenants as part of a $50-million makeover of the famous operation at Playa Vista. The complex includes the enormous hangar where Hughes........