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Brooke Astor

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  • Glitz and green

    Glitz and green
    When Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel close up their shop — Chicago's "refined general store," Space 519 — for the night, they head home to a little slice of green suburban life — right in the city. Their commute carries them northwest to...
  • Lehigh South Side Boosters salute three local products at their annual spring banquet

    The South Side Boosters support all Lehigh University athletes. It doesn't matter if they're from Scottsdale, Ariz., like Patriot League men's basketball rookie of the year Tim Kempton, or from Charlottesville, Va., like football standout Tyler Ward....
  • 'Cher: Strong Enough' -- New book tells of her fabulous, but ill-fated, TV series

    "I KNOW there's a huge Cher black market out there. But that's just the way it is. There's a black market for just about everyone in show business -- the difference with Cher is that there is so much more to sell illegally! It's a testament to the...
  • Nostalgia? Is it good for you or bad for you?

    "A writer is someone on whom nothing is lost." -- Henry James My good friend Ralph Graves departed this earth recently and I made mention of it. But then I found a divine photograph of the two of us whooping it up, back in 2001, over the days when we...
  • Designer Ottavio Missoni is laid to rest in Italy

    Designer Ottavio Missoni is laid to rest in Italy
    Ottavio Missoni, who died last week at age 92, was laid to rest on Monday after a funeral service in Gallarate, Italy. “Fashion passes but style remains. We are here to take lessons in style from a man of style,” said the minister  Don...
  • State, federal officials investigate possible new leak at Hanford

    State and federal officials are investigating a higher level of radioactivity that may indicate a leak from a tank holding radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. The U.S. Energy Department said workers had detected...
  • Pesticide blamed in death of 25,000 bumblebees in Oregon

    A pesticide used to control aphids has been singled out as the cause in this week's deaths of tens of thousands of bumblebees in a retail parking lot in Oregon, state officials said Friday. At least 25,000 bees were found dead and more were dying in a ...
  • Brooke Astor auction at Sotheby's fetching high prices

     
    A 1868 oil on panel owned by the late Brooke Astor sold for $1.6 million, more than triple a $500,000 estimate....
  • Before Cobra Snake or the Sartorialist, there was Bill Cunningham

     
    “The best fashion show in the world is on the street.” That’s according to Bill Cunningham, the celebrated photographer whose On the Street columns appear every Sunday in the New York Times. And he should know. Chief chronicler of the......
  • Monster Mash: Miami Art Museum gets gift; Getty buys a Manet

     
    Developer Jorge Perez has agreed to donate $35 million in cash and art from his collection to the Miami Art Museum in a deal that would rename the museum after him. Gary Tinterow, an executive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been chosen...
  • Our Laguna: Flip through the pages of Connie Morthland's life

    Connie Morthland celebrated her 100th birthday this year, and the milestone was commemorated in a book by her younger daughter, Joan Hutchins. The Grand Dame of Moss Point lives now at Crown Cove in Corona del Mar, but during her decades in Laguna Beach,...
  • 'Too Much Money: A Novel' by Dominick Dunne

    'Too Much Money: A Novel' by Dominick Dunne
    If Dominick Dunne's posthumous novel, "Too Much Money," will get people talking about him, that's probably exactly what he would have wanted. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: 'Too Much Money': In Monday's Calendar, a book review of "Too Much Money"...