| Jan 30, 2011
In 1961, the Berlin Wall went up, the Cold War arms race was on and Dagmar Wilson, a storybook illustrator and mother of three, steamed into the national spotlight.
A self-described "non-joiner," Wilson sparked a movement that on Nov. 1, 1961, drew an...
| Feb 10, 2011
When Rene Verdon became the first professional chef to work in the White House, in 1961, dining with the president was given an early 1800s spin: Outside caterers were replaced by an in-house operation that harked back to Thomas Jefferson's day....
| Aug 29, 2010
Twenty-eight years after her death, and more than 50 years after first wowing audiences on the big screen, Grace Kelly, the statuesque blonde with the impossibly small waist and flawless face, continues to inspire designers and admirers alike.
| Jul 10, 2011
New Yorkers are always on the run. Bankers rush from Wall Street to Midtown; harried shoppers tear through the narrow streets of NoLita and SoHo. Travelers may find it hard to keep up with the pace — unless they bring their running shoes and join...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Oct 1, 2011
Philip Matthew Hannan
Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy
Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of...
| Aug 9, 2010
The inmate's request seemed fairly benign inside the teeming, violent Los Angeles County jail. He wanted Sheriff's Deputy Peter Paul Felix to smuggle him in some decent food.
The deputy knew he was breaking the rules, but he obliged. What started with...
| Feb 19, 2012
"Don't go there," a well-traveled friend said when I mentioned my plans to visit Capri, a sunny island off southern Italy. Why? "You're not going to want to come home," he said.
I laughed. My friend, a know-it-all author, loves to give advice. I didn't...
| Mar 4, 2012
Stan Stearns, 76, who took the iconic photograph of John F. KennedyJr. saluting his father's coffin during the slain president's 1963 funeral, died Friday of cancer at a hospice in Harwood, Md., said his son Jay.
As a photographer for United Press...
| Jun 27, 2009
I'll always regret that my last conversation with Michael Jackson ended with him angrily hanging up the phone -- at least I've long thought of Michael's mood that day more than a decade ago as angry. I realize now that a more accurate description would be...
| Feb 19, 2010
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When conservative Rob Port took a tour of the White House this week, he was scandalized by the books he found on shelves in the White House library. "Photo Evidence: Michelle Obama Keeps Socialist Books in the White House Library,"......