| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:04 AM
In the '90s, Julia Sweeney rose to fame playing the androgynous Pat on "Saturday Night Live," a character whose indeterminate gender identity was a source of constant frustration for his (or was it her?) friends.
But that doesn't mean she is one for...
| Mar 24, 2008
Sgt. 1st Class John W. Marshall was a lifer from family of soldiers -- his father fought in World War II and his mother served in the Women's Army Corps. Marshall made the Army his career, even after taking a four-year leave to overcome Hodgkin's...
| May 17, 2009
Curiosities of Literature
A Feast for Book Lovers
Herman Graf/Skyhorse Publishing: 288 pp., $22.95
This totally silly literary miscellany is "loosely inspired" by Isaac D'Israeli's 1791 bestseller "The Curiosities of Literature." It is...
| Jun 23, 2008
For the masses in the middle -- people who may have to borrow and scrape to pay for care -- finding the best of the best can be just as important.
Ruth Medina, 25, had a good prognosis with standard medical treatment when she suffered a recurrence of...
| Jan 17, 2010
At the narrow doorway on Folgate Street, a man urges you to please enter and go through the house in complete silence. Also, he warns, there will be no electricity.
And so begins a visit to the Dennis Severs House, one of London's most enchanting...
| Jan 17, 2010
The night belongs to "Avatar."
The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron.
| Apr 24, 2011
For the Collectors Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 9 was a big day. The museum's curators packed the morning with presentations of artworks they hoped to acquire, Patina served up lunch beside the Resnick Pavilion, and the evening...
| Aug 1, 2010
If clothes can tell a story, the mix of dresses, jewelry, boots, buttons, lace and beading at the West Hollywood boutique Clothespin add up to a novel of epic proportions.
First, there are the never-worn vintage fabrics from the 1940s, cut in 18...
| Nov 14, 2009
| 3:08 PM