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  • '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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Are the rich stylish? They can't hold a candle to the late C.Z. Guest

    "BEAUTY IS truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know," wrote the poet John Keats. (I always think of Keats in Rome because he died in 1821 at the age of 25 in a room adjoining the Spanish Steps.) There was so much pain,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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"...
  • Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...