| Jun 27, 2010
How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman
Crown: 320 pp., $25
Robert K. Wittman has saved hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art: Goyas and Brueghels, Renoirs and Rembrandts, a...
| Apr 4, 2011
Ever since Vanity Fair put her on its January 2010 cover in what looked like a Wonder Woman costume, Tina Fey has seemed in danger of falling for the very canard she has spent a career satirizing: that a woman can "have it all" if she's willing to lose 20...
| Dec 5, 2010
"As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto"
Houghton-Mifflin: 416 pp., $26
In 1952, a middle-aged American woman living in Paris responded to a complaint about the poor quality of American-made kitchen knives by one of...
| Nov 7, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Kim Gottlieb-Walker: The author of " Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae" will present and sign her new photography book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175....
| Nov 14, 2010
I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections
Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95
It's good to be Nora Ephron.
When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
| Dec 4, 2010
Bill Bratton insists the steak tips on garlic toast weren't bad. But that's not to say he went to Elaine's on Manhattan's Upper East Side for the food.
No one did.
Elaine's was a scene, a clubhouse, an escape from the loneliness of the New York night...
| Dec 15, 2010
In their time, the daughters of the second Baron Redesdale, better known as the Mitford sisters, were an industry. Their trade, for the most part, was their mere existence — swanning about British society, leaving scandal and newsprint in their...
| Jan 1, 2012
It's Saturday night, and though a drizzle threatens, the lawn is jammed with children snoozing in strollers, couples sprawling on picnic blankets, teens taking a break from skateboarding. The star appears — not some retread boomer rocker but high-...
| Feb 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
â¢ Steve Pond is aces at summing up the goings on so far at the 25th edition of the Santa Barbara filmfest. "Two dozen nominees, with 30 nominations between them, have either already shown up or will participating in the 10-day festival, which began last...
| Mar 2, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Moderate Republican ponders a bid to capture New York's longtime Democrat Senate seat....
| Mar 10, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Though it may have lacked romantic subplots worthy of a Nora Ephron film, last nightâs episode of âThe Good Wifeâ was but a solid if not enthralling installment. A little heavy on the courtroom drama, perhaps, but it all served......