| Aug 21, 2012
Talk stories make you call a friend, tap a co-worker on the shoulder or send an email to a buddy: “Hey, did you see that story in the Tribune about the guy who stole Steve Jobs’ iPad?” Or the one about the historical marker installed...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Tens of thousands of shoppers are expected to converge on the Baltimore Convention Center this week for the 32nd Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, an event that has grown to become the largest indoor antiques show in the country.
| Aug 5, 2012
In March 2003, as U.S. forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Americans idolize their movie stars. They're a part of our pop culture. But few have earned the distinction of being timeless icons...like Marilyn Monroe.
She died exactly 50 years ago -- August 5th 1962 -- but she remains very much alive in the minds...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Gore Vidal, the eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86.
Vidal died at his Los Angeles home Tuesday evening of complications from...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:47 AM
In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidalmight have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.
But Vidal made his...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it.
The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
| Jul 13, 2012
Tony-winning costume designer
Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz, 58, who was one of Broadway's most sought-after costume designers, died Sunday at his New York City home after a long battle with cancer, said Patrick Herold, his...
| Jun 3, 2012
Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
Harper: 356 pp., $25.99
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Kenneth O'Donnell, aide to President John F. Kennedy, stepped into a small cubicle at Parkland Hospital, where Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson nervously waited with his wife and several aides to learn the condition of the president. Kennedy had...
| May 14, 2012
C. David Heymann, a bestselling biographer whose titillating accounts of famous lives often were criticized as inaccurate or dishonest, including a book on heiress Barbara Hutton that was recalled because of factual disputes, has died. He was 67.