| Sep 28, 2009
| 6:48 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Director Roman Polanksi's arrest in Switzerland comes 40 years after his pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate, was stabbed and slashed to death by followers of Charles Manson at the house Polanski rented in the Hollywood Hills, and 32 years...
| Aug 9, 2009
Her closet may have been full of designer dresses, but Sharon Tate was a flower child all the way down to her toes. Most comfortable barefoot, she used to skirt the "shoes required" laws in snooty late '60s Beverly Hills by looping leather string around...
| Dec 16, 2009
The fierce debate over health care hasn't led to a new law yet, but it's produced some of this year's top quotes, according to a Yale University librarian.
Fred Shapiro, associate librarian and lecturer in legal research at Yale Law School, is...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 5:41 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An associate librarian and lecturer in legal research at Yale Law School, is releasing his fourth annual list of The Yale Book of Quotations.
Fred Shapiro's top quote: "Keep your government hands off my Medicare," by a speaker at a...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Jun 27, 2009
The homes of even the most beloved stars rarely see any appreciable gain in value from their celebrity cachet, and in the case of Michael Jackson's old Neverland Ranch and the Holmby Hills mansion the pop icon leased, the association may work against...
| Sep 26, 1996
Even though the tape recorder is humming smoothly at Joan Didion's elbow, she can't help noticing how ominous it is.
"Is that still going?" she says sweetly. "I always worry about my own, that sense of dread when you look down and the little thing isn'...