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  • Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer

    Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer
    As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program. Beginning in 1968, as one of...
  • Susan Tyrrell dies at 67; actress an Oscar nominee for 'Fat City'

    Susan Tyrrell dies at 67; actress an Oscar nominee for 'Fat City'
    Susan Tyrrell, an eccentric, husky-voiced character actress best known for her Oscar-nominated supporting role as a blowsy barfly in director John Huston's 1972 movie "Fat City," has died. She was 67. Tyrrell died Saturday at her home in Austin, Texas,...
  • Huguette Clark dies at 104; reclusive heiress

    Huguette Clark, a copper tycoon's daughter with a taste for exquisite French dolls, baronial homes and solitude, has died. She was 104. Clark, who preferred to be known as Madame Clark, died Tuesday at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. She had...
  • Some of the best specialty beers are being made right here in Connecticut

    Some of the best specialty beers are being made right here in Connecticut
    Beer is the new wine. We've been hearing it in the bar business for at least three years running now. And why shouldn't it be? Beer is complex and varied. Beer's an excellent complement to food. And in an increasingly DIY, locavore culture, beer is...
  • Peter Loughrey does pop-up blog for L.A. Modern's Dec. 11 sale

     
    How did Philip Johnson solve the problem of lighting his glass house in New Canaan, Connecticut, which didn't have any exterior walls? He created with the help of lighting consultant Richard Kelly a standing floor lamp capped by a painted white TK...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ to pay tribute to Mike Wallace next Sunday

     
    In reviewing that program, I wrote that "Mike Wallace gets the Mike Wallace treatment -- tough, incisive questions." I also wrote that Wallace "made nosiness compelling, and that feat requires no apology." That review brought a note from Wallace, who told...
  • Mike Wallace: Newsman's death symbolizes passing of an era

     
    Mike Wallace: The veteran CBS newsman has died at 93. His tenacious style helped define a generation of journalists but that style is becoming increasingly rare....
  • Treating Your Bridesmaids Right

    Treating Your Bridesmaids Right
    Yes, the bride is traditionally the star of the show. But that ring on your finger doesn’t give you license to treat your wedding party like your personal minions. Many women in their twenties and thirties have a “bridesmaid horror story&...
  • Monster Mash: Philip Johnson's Glass House needs repairs; Fisk U. students protest over art collection

     
    -- Home improvement: The late architect Philip Johnson's Glass House compound in Connecticut is in need of repairs that are estimated to cost in the millions of dollars. (Bloomberg) -- Outraged: Students at Fisk University are protesting a plan that......
  • Stocks end sharply lower as oil hits two-year high

     
    U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday, with major market indexes suffering their biggest losses in months, as fears of spreading unrest in the Middle East drove crude oil prices higher for a second day. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 178.46 points,......
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones treated for bipolar disorder

     
    Catherine Zeta-Jones wife of Michael Douglas, has been treated for bipolar disorder, her publicist said Wednesday. "After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to...
  • Decor that dazzles

    Decor that dazzles
    The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade wouldn't be nearly as exciting if it didn't have Balboa's colorful, brightly lit homes as a backdrop. Sunday will mark the last night of the 102nd annual parade. Although the parade will boast its own round of...