| Jan 30, 2011
The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35
Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...
| Mar 14, 2012
When it came to reading a book out loud, Dustin Hoffman was a bit rusty. The last time he had done something similar was in New York City in the late 1960s, right after filming "The Graduate." A local radio station had recruited 30 or so people, including...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon have dropped in. A seasoned diplomat dispenses free advice. Supporters send everything from boxes of food and clothes to Whole Foods gift cards. They even have their own app, for the legions of fans following them on...
| Oct 13, 2011
Most groups that count on donations might welcome nods of support from someone with the deep pockets of superstar Kanye West or the influence of activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
But when the anti-establishment movement called Occupy Wall Street...
| Aug 17, 2008
MAYBE IT'S the fusty name: Emmy. Sounds a bit like that teetotalling aunt who's always bragging about her latest canasta score. Last year, the Emmy Awards drew just 13.1 million viewers, down from 16.2 million the year before. (Even the Country Music...
| Nov 2, 2008
Something about the scantily clad women who wink from the classic pinups of Alberto Vargas stuck in photographer Timothy White's mind for years after he was hired by Esquire to create a tribute to the illustrator: The "Vargas girls" weren't sex objects at...
| Aug 22, 2008
WHO NEEDS bread and circuses when you've got networking and rock 'n' roll?
For every Democratic delegate who is bound for the convention in Denver, desperate to influence the platform committee, there are plenty more looking for the best entertainment...
| Jun 25, 2009
Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald, who was the only physician at an isolated South Pole research station when she diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer before being evacuated in a daring 1999 rescue, has died. She was 57.
FitzGerald died Tuesday at...
| Jun 26, 2009
Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television's campy "Charlie's Angels" and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation's favorite pinup, died Thursday. She was 62....
| Jan 7, 2008
In the 26 years since former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal gunned down her cop husband on a Philadelphia street, Maureen Faulkner has often felt like a reed in a tornado.
As death penalty opponents around the world rallied to win Abu-Jamal a new trial,...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Meryl Streep's nomination for "Julie & Julia" increases her Oscar record to 16, putting her even further ahead of Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson (both at 12). Though Hepburn won four lead-actress Oscars and Nicholson a pair of lead-actor Academy...