| Feb 17, 2009
If Anaïs Nin had a Nikon D3 and every celebrity in town on her BlackBerry, her photos would probably look a lot like those Deborah Anderson shot for the book, "Room 23."
Anderson, a photographer whose distinctive sensuality is located somewhere between...
| May 25, 2008
IT'S RAINING chats and chiens in Cannes, and nobody cares. Penelope Cruz doesn't rush along the red carpet at the premiere of the new Woody Allen film or pause to brush away the dew glistening on her inch-long eyelashes. She waves. She smiles. She...
| Jan 6, 2008
It was any zoo's worst nightmare.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, San Francisco Zoo Director Manuel Mollinedo received a call at home: Tigers are on the loose and somebody may have been hurt.
"At first I thought it was a practical or sick joke,"...
| Mar 13, 2009
In Hollywood, everyone takes the Dalai Lama very seriously -- except perhaps for the Dalai Lama himself.
The 14th reincarnated primate of Tibetan-style Buddhism -- as well as his scattered people's political leader -- comes pretty close to being the...
| Sep 20, 2009
When the ladies of television take to the red carpet for today's Emmy Awards, there is only one thing we really care about: What will they be wearing?
Will it be the long gowns that usually hold sway at Hollywood award shows? Or, taking a cue from Cannes...
| Sep 28, 2009
Donald G. Fisher, who launched the Gap clothing chain 40 years ago and helped build it into one of the world's leading apparel retailers, died Sunday. He was 81.
Fisher died at his home in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer, the company said....
| Nov 15, 2009
Lydia Millet's first collection of short fiction, "Love in Infant Monkeys" (Soft Skull: 178 pp., $13.95 paper), is a superb book. Featuring 10 stories -- all of which revolve in some sense around the interaction of animals and famous people -- it asks all...
| Jan 20, 2010
From the avalanche of attention Thomas Keller has been getting for Bouchon, you'd almost think the arrival of the new Beverly Hills restaurant was the second coming. Actually, it is, in a way. For those without a long memory, Keller was executive chef...
| Sep 21, 2003
Early in his career, an aspiring novelist faces a moment when he must decide to take his vocation seriously or else remain a dreamer, unpublished and unconsidered.
Michael Mewshaw's occurred in the office of legendary Random House editor Albert Erskine....
| Mar 29, 1999
Mary Susan Herczog chronicled her battle with breast cancer in The Times from December 1997 to August 1998. Today, she updates us.
After going down the "how's this and how's that?" checklist and getting variations on "just fine, thanks" in response,...