| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:03 PM
More students in Los Angeles Unified School District took and successfully passed an Advanced Placement exam last year, reflecting a rise in success on the test in California and nationwide....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 2:55 PM
We would like to extend a special invitation to join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at Tribune Towerfor a free, group discussion of J. Courtney Sullivan's "Maine" – the June Printers Row Book of the Month. The discussion will be led by the...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Lifetime on Monday released the first official photo of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in its movie, "Liz & Dick," showing Lilo and her co-star, Grant Bowler, who plays Richard Burton.
The film started principal photography in Los Angeles on Monday....
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:30 AM
First published on Nov. 27, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
It's 1922, and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it.
But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco, a...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Lifetime is in a sharing mood these days, releasing another set of photos Wednesday showing Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in its movie, "Liz & Dick."
A second photo shows Lilo's co-star, Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, who was twice married Taylor....
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Celebrity florist David Jones, who has worked for stars including Liam Neeson, Tony Curtis and Elizabeth Taylor, has listed his studio and home in West Hollywood at $7.995 million.
The first floor of the French chateau-style building contains his...
| Jul 30, 2012
The juice of 1/4 of a lemon
1/2 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. Creme de Violette
Top with Piper Brut Champagne
Garnish with a strip of lemon peel (be sure to zest it over the glass to catch the oils!)
| Jun 24, 2012
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million.
The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are...