| Sep 12, 2011
Mary Fickett, who for decades played nurse Ruth Martin on "All My Children" and in 1973 won the first Emmy Award given to an actress in a daytime drama after her character made an impassioned anti-Vietnam War speech, has died. She was 83.
| Sep 21, 2011
Born on a mountain farm near Weaverville, N.C., in 1907, Wade Mainer soaked up old songs ringing in the far hills and hollers.
As a professional singer and banjo player, he would introduce that music to audiences throughout the nation and also pass it on...
| Mar 22, 2011
Betty Sarah Wouk
Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author
Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
| Oct 24, 2011
Next spring, when the warm weather brings on thoughts of gardening and summer harvest, Michelle Obama will publish her first book. "American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspired Families, Schools and Communities" will be served up in April...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 5:41 PM
"Franklin Delano Roosevelt"
By Alan Brinkley
Oxford University Press, $12.95, 129 pages
FDR At a time of crisis in the American economy, one critic of federal programs charges the administration with stumbling "into philosophies which lead to the...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:56 PM
"The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South"
By Alex Heard
Harper, 416 pages, $26.99
What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....
| Jun 19, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama has adopted healthy eating and fighting childhood obesity among her pet causes. Her first book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America" (Crown), tells of her experiences planting...
| Jul 4, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama got the idea to plant a White House kitchen garden before her husband ever made it into the big mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue.
As she writes in "American Grown," her new book about the garden, the idea came to her as she was...
| Sep 26, 2010
Kristen Bell sits perched on a picnic table bench at Griffith Park wearing jean shorts, a pinkish button-down top and cornflower blue Toms espadrilles. The 30-year-old actress, blond hair tied back in a ponytail, watches as her two dogs explore the grass....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:41 PM
| Nov 2, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Around this time of year, most shows are busy celebrating Halloween. But in the "Gossip Girl" universe, Blair's birthday -- traditionally observed with champagne, fussy hors d'oeuvres, a handful of cameos by minor celebrities and a climactic showdown --...