| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:14 AM
On the 30th anniversary of what would become one of the the most landmark events to ever happen to Miss America, the Internet is buzzing again about one of its contestants.
30 years ago, Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to win the pageant,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:04 AM
NBC's Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk, who came out as an engaged couple when they announced in March that they were expecting, have welcomed a new baby girl.
"Fell madly in love w Harper Estelle tonight," "Today" anchor Wolfe tweeted Wednesday night...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
I think of that great, golden era in my 20s when I lived in Andersonville, on the North Side, in a dark garden apartment full of spiders that flooded whenever it rained. I had just published my first poem,...
| Aug 4, 2012
In the mid-1980s Suzy Gershman was having lunch in Beverly Hills with three friends — all ladies who loved to shop — when she hatched the idea: She would write a shopping guide that would make her readers "feel as if we've met for lunch and I'...
| Sep 27, 2012
Jerome Horwitz, a medical researcher at Wayne State University in Detroit, had spent more than a decade developing a drug he hoped would work against cancer. But the compound failed to help the lab mice he tested it on, so in 1970 he "dumped it on the...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:47 PM
On Saturday afternoon at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, I was sitting cheek-by-jowl with hundreds of sweaty book lovers in USC's Bovard Auditorium. But for a moment I could have been in a New Jersey living room in 1975, watching "The Carol Burnett...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Ah, young love. Taylor Swift revels in it, writes songs about it and, if the real estate rumor mill is to be believed, recently dropped $4.9 million on a Cape Cod mansion so she can be closer to it.
Specifically, to Conor Kennedy, 18, the grandson of...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Blake Shelton brings his baby blues to the cover of the new issue of People magazine and inside opens up about how much he really trusts his wife Miranda Lambert. The country star and coach on The Voice tells the mag the secret to his marriage is... there...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Quick, what do a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” reunion, Adam Lambert and the Mexican electronica band Kinky have in common?
CAN WE BE FRANK?
If you are one of those people who struggle to understand the allure of “The Rocky Horror...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:39 AM
It may surprise those who remember Emo Philips from his white-hot 1980s days to learn that Downers Grove's favorite son is still performing stand-up comedy and, at 56, still doing it the same way: as a sort of querulous, bowl-cut man-child squeaking out...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Frank Bank, who as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford served as the dim-witted foil to "Beaver" Cleaver and brother Wally on the classic TV comedy "Leave It to Beaver," died Saturday. He was 71.
A spokesman for Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles confirmed...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
First lady Michelle Obama, in town to spotlight school career programs, took a side trip with her daughters to a Beyonce concert at the United Center Wednesday night.
A motorcade carrying Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, was escorted into...