| Jan 17, 2010
Jackie Kennedy's transformation of the White House in 1961 from practically a lived-in suburban home to a pristine museum -- the results of which were enshrined on a hit TV tour -- was the first time many Americans were given such an intimate glimpse into...
| Apr 24, 2011
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe — now that it'...
| Apr 9, 2011
Jane Harman has a new address -- on Pennsylvania Avenue. No, not that address. She's the new honcho at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Starting in 1992, she won nine elections in Southern California's coastal 36th Congressional...
| Nov 21, 2010
Random House: 770 pp., $35
After spending close to eight triumphant years in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt left Washington in 1909 on top of the world, a charismatic leader beloved by his countrymen and greeted...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
| Apr 14, 2011
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92.
Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
| Sep 12, 2010
"A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot" by Mary Walton (Palgrave/Macmillan: 284 pp., $28.)
Alice Paul was a warrior for women's suffrage. A Quaker from New Jersey, she went to Swarthmore, the college her maternal grandfather...
| Sep 21, 2010
Presidents Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover might be bracketed together for a number of reasons.
Both were engineers by training, shared an almost theological faith in the chimera of governmental efficiency, believed effective management grew from close...
| Jun 20, 2011
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| Oct 31, 2011
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71.
Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 10:37 AM