| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:28 PM
As a kid, I played with toy dinosaurs and dolls alike. At 13, I insisted that a female rabbi perform my bat mitzvah ceremony. I didn't shave my legs during high school and much of college, in protest against sexist and generally pain-in-the-rear beauty...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Pharrell Williams and long-time girlfriend Helen Lasichanh got pretty lucky over the weekend -- they tied the knot!
The "Get Lucky" singer and his new wife boarded a yacht in Miami called "Never Say Never," People and Us Weekly reported, before...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Lady Gaga has revealed an eye-catching cover for her coming "Artpop" album designed by visual artist Jeff Koons.
The cover shows a life-like sculpture of a nude Gaga spliced with images of Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus." Between her splayed...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The last three movies produced by Mark Burg — a sequel to "Saw," the remake "Texas Chainsaw 3D" and a violent revenge tale called "The Tortured" — were all rated R for "grisly" and "sadistic" violence and were hardly pleasant experiences for...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:17 AM
If you weren't in France in the 1960s and weren't paying attention to American alternative music in the 1990s, you have Megan Draper's rendition of "Zou Bisou Bisou" to thank for your introduction to Yé-Yé.
In Season 5 of "Mad Men," Megan (Jessica Paré)...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have made no secret of the fact that their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines” is influenced by the classic Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.”
Now they are suing to protect themselves from...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Thomas Pynchon has avoided the limelight his entire career -- he sent a stand-in to accept his National Book Award in 1974, and, as far as we know, hasn't been photographed since his stint in the Navy in the 1950s. But tucked within the quiet stacks of...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:53 PM
J.J. Cale, a laconic, Oklahoma-born musician who shunned the spotlight but gained fame by penning such hits as "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," has died. He was 74.
His death from a heart attack Friday at a La Jolla hospital was disclosed on his...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:28 AM
After the coffee. Before Joe rethinks his vacation plans.
The Skinny: The boss is going on vacation next week and wisely giving me reign over the Fix. Or maybe not so wisely, given I stayed up too late watching "The Thick of It" on Hulu. Today's...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:28 AM
General Motors said it will recall about 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans to fix a brake problem.
The automaker said the 2011 and 2012 model year Cruzes can experience an intermittent loss of brake assist in certain engine-transmission...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Hollywood had a hard time saying "no" to Gary Shusett.
In the early 1970s, he co-founded Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, a professional school devoted to the craft of filmmaking, and kept it going for the rest of his life by brandishing a trait...