| Nov 8, 2011
| 1:37 PM
PARK CITY, Utah — The stars have gone home. Or, that's what they tell me.
It's the sixth day of 2011's 11-day Sundance Film Festival, and the preening, posing, promoting magazine faces have returned to the Los Angeles smog to troll for their next...
| Oct 1, 2011
Here's a Hollywood pitch for you: Leading U.S. neurosurgeon started life as a struggling Mexican boy who made it from illegal-immigrant California farmworker to Harvard Med. Not buying it? You should. Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa was that kid and is that...
| Feb 13, 2012
I’m a mutt fancier myself -- or "multicultural canines," as my dogs prefer -- but like millions of other lovers of canines of all kinds, I’ll be tuning in Monday to watch the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, the 136th.
There’s at least...
| Jun 13, 2012
If you want to say that Jessica Yu burst onto the film scene in 1993 with her short "Sour Death Balls," you'd be almost literally right. The film is almost 10 minutes of people trying to handle the disgusting confection. Yu's work wins accolades,...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Corapeake, N.C., is the kind of small rural Southern town that you can easily miss if you sneeze while you're driving.
Located on the western fringes of the Great Dismal Swamp — and a dozen or so miles south of Suffolk near the Virginia border...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:41 AM
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns isn't one to easily lend his name to colognes, designer jeans, spaghetti sauce or any of the other entrapments that sometimes come with fame.
But when Tauck, a leading tour company for guided land journeys and small-ship...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 11:53 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Vincent Kartheiser was born in Minneapolis on this day in 1979. This birthday guy has starred as Pete Campbell on the hit series "Mad Men" since 2007. He's also appeared on "Money" and on the documentary series "The American...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| Dec 30, 2011
Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck.
The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....
| Aug 7, 2011
Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 560 pp., $27.99
Marcel Proust, the great author of memory, gets a swift kick in the pants in Dan Simmons' latest novel of an apocalyptic future, "Flashback." Remember all that stuff Proust...
| May 13, 2011
Sometimes you just want someone to tell it to you straight. You may look and feel better than your grandmother or even your mother did at 50 but the idea that 50 is anything like 30, Tracey Jackson practically screams, is either a marketing scam or a line...