| May 14, 2012
C. David Heymann, a bestselling biographer whose titillating accounts of famous lives often were criticized as inaccurate or dishonest, including a book on heiress Barbara Hutton that was recalled because of factual disputes, has died. He was 67.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Are you ready for holiday specials? November's TV schedule is loaded with them. But we also gets the premieres of new series "Malibu Country," "Amores Verdaderos," "LOLwork" and "Wedding Band," just to name a few. The biggest premiere might be the Nov. 25...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:46 PM
For those of us desperate for a "Mad Men" fix, this memoir goes down like a gin and tonic on a hot day. Mercifully, Janet Groth doesn't drop names and aggrandize herself with one of those books that promise to tell all but say nothing.
Groth came to...
| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Assume for the moment that through some miracle of nature, Hartford really does become a convention-mad colossus; and the Front Street project is loud and boisterous and full of cool shops and classy hookers and fancy gin joints; and expensive condos full...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:16 AM
My summer reading frequently entails being a guest in someone else's imaginary summer house, and one of my all-time favorites is Edith Wharton's 1917 "Summer." Joshua Henkin invites readers to Wharton's New England in his wonderful novel "The World...
| Sep 9, 2012
Short stories may be literary stepchildren, but Junot Díaz has done his part to elevate the form to royal family status. His debut collection "Drown" drew critical raves when it appeared 15 years ago. His stories were fresh and original and felt urgent....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Let Them Do the Driving Limo Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country
Take a 5-hour chauffeured limousine tour of Santa Barbara wine country, visiting 3 top wineries in towns like Los Olivos and Solvang Between wineries, sip champagne in your 8-person...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Home was a theme in full operating mode when Julia Keller came calling for a recent Printers Row Live event.
The occasion was a discussion with Tribune Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor of Julia’s new book, “A Killing in the Hills,”...
| May 31, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. John St. Augustine in for Mike McConnell
9:05 a.m. ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat’ is one of most recognizable movie lines in history. Hear the story behind it when Jaws...
| Jun 3, 2012
Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
Harper: 356 pp., $25.99
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...