| May 4, 2012
Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
| May 20, 2012
Looking for a stylish read? Here are some very fashionable books out this spring.
"City of Style" (Harper Collins, $21.99) is an approachable field guide to L.A. style in all its incarnations, whether Laurel Canyon bohemians or Mexican American cholas,...
| May 27, 2012
For a handful of people, Clarice Lispector's "A Breath of Life" being published in English for the first time is very good news. Sadly, that handful is fairly small.
Lispector, an extraordinarily gifted writer who revolutionized Brazilian letters, was...
| Sep 2, 2012
The image is one of the most provocative in cinematic history: Elizabeth Taylor stretched catlike on a brass bed wearing nothing but a white slip and high heels. Taylor's wardrobe for the 1958 classic "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" might have been scandalous...
| Sep 2, 2012
Forget the Gossip Girls, Joan Holloway, Bettie Page and those other retro chicks. There is a new feminine ideal this fall, and she kicks butt. If the last five years have been dominated by the preening and pristine women of "Mad Men," we are now...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:15 AM
PARIS - The Musee du Louvre is ornate, palatial and extremely large.
The sprawling art museum on the Right Bank of the Seine River was one of our first stops on our Paris visit.
It is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the No. 1 attraction in the...
| Jun 15, 2012
Richard F. 'Dick' Stolz
Respected CIA operative, official
Richard F. "Dick" Stolz, 86, who joined the CIA in 1950 and became one of the agency's most respected operatives, died Saturday at a hospital in Williamsburg, Va., of complications from a fall,...
| Apr 29, 2012
For years, L.A.-based author Lizzie Garrett Mettler thought "tomboy" was a dirty word.
"I was a definite tomboy when I was a kid," she says. "It was a nightmare for my parents to get me into a dress for a stretch of years."
As she became a teenager...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Lady Gaga wore a meat dress at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. When she collected her video of the year award, she asked Cher to hold her meat purse. Ellen DeGeneres offered the pop star a veggie bikini during a chat afterward. And on Monday, PETA...
| Sep 30, 2010
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At a runway show Wednesday night at Saks Fifth Avenue, Elie Tahari proved that there's more to his ultra-wearable collection than sharp suiting. The New York-based designer, whose eponymous collection boasts a sprawling (and I mean big) in-store shop at.....
| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
This Sunday, style and sport converge at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades during the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles. The polo match will feature Nacho Figueras -- Black Watch team captain, Ralph Lauren model and âthe second-most........
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Feb. 3, 1941: Tom Treanor has the story of how one woman escaped from Nazi-occupied France. Also notice the story about defense industries lifting their ban on hiring older workers. The story notes "a California aircraft company 'put on several......