| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sybil Christopher, who died last week in New York at 83, was a noted theater producer and the founder of Arthur, a Manhattan hot spot that attracted a ritzy celebrity clientele during the 1960s. Even if she hadn't become famous as the first wife, and...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 3:49 PM
While sticks and stones may break bones, words really can hurt. But what's the responsibility of everyone in the orbit of teenage drama? Emily Bazelon wrestles that question to the ground in her important new book, "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 10:58 AM
The execs at Lifetime network must be grinning from ear-to-ear this week now that Lindsay Lohan, the star of their "Liz & Dick" biopic, has been in the news for certain vehicular issues in New York.
After all, the words used in the first trailer for...
| Jul 9, 2011
Former First Lady Betty Ford, who captivated the nation with her unabashed candor and forthright discussion of her personal battles with breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, has died. She was 93.
Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower...
| Aug 21, 2012
She was a self-described "cartoon," a zany housewife-turned-comedian with an electrified hairdo who broke into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy in the 1950s with an outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:12 AM
This Sunday's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads," that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of...
| Aug 8, 2012
As one of America's most widely read and influential film critics from the 1960s through the '80s, Judith Crist was known for her often-caustic reviews that earned her a reputation as "the critic most hated by Hollywood."
Director Billy Wilder once joked...
| Mar 24, 2012
Marje Everett, a legendary and controversial figure in the sport of horse racing for more than four decades and the chief executive of the Hollywood Park racetrack for six years, has died. She was 90.
Everett's longtime associate, Dorothy Carter, said...
| 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.
| Apr 18, 2011
At UCLA in the late 1950s, the concept for a magazine celebrating an "unruly young city" started to take off after grad student Geoff Miller happened upon David Brown, an ad executive with an "ambitious scheme," Miller later wrote.
Miller put aside plans...
| Jun 9, 2012
Fashion designer Nolan Miller put a bra-less Farrah Fawcett in a see-through blouse for "Charlie's Angels," Tina Louise in a slinky nude-beige evening dress for "Gilligan's Island" and Elizabeth Taylor in violet gowns for her "Passion" perfume...