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  • Before ‘Twilight,’ ‘Lost Boys’ made vampires fun

     
    Twenty-five years ago, a summer release from a costume designer-turned-director was moving the needle on vampire movies, forever altering how ...
  • Weddings from a simpler time

    Weddings from a simpler time
    It was 150 years after his patent went into effect, but John Landis Mason's glass jars with seal-tight lids experienced a renaissance in 2008 — although it wasn't for the use he'd originally intended. Instead of pickling vegetables or preserving...

    Deborah Landis, ever the advocate for costume designers

    Deborah Landis, ever the advocate for costume designers
    Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College"...

    When movie costumes become fashion trends

    When movie costumes become fashion trends
    Deborah Nadoolman Landis has worked as a costume designer on more than 20 films over the last 40 years. Along the way, she has created several looks that have crossed into popular culture and become fashion trends. Here are a few anecdotes, in her own...

    James F. Neal dies at 81; formidable lawyer won victories on both sides of courtroom

    James F. Neal dies at 81; formidable lawyer won victories on both sides of courtroom
    James F. Neal, a formidable lawyer who won noteworthy victories on both sides of the courtroom — as a prosecutor he sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and as a defense attorney he saved film director John Landis...