| Feb 11, 2014
Born and raised in Connecticut, Tahereh Mafi is the best-selling author of the "Shatter Me" series. Her latest novel -- "Ignite Me" (Harper, $17.99) -- is the final installment of the popular young adult fiction trilogy. An avid traveler, the 26-year-...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:58 PM
If Hugh Hefner strove to put a suave, air-brushed image on sexual freedom in the 1960s, rival publisher Al Goldstein was the polar opposite. Unabashedly abrasive and foul-mouthed, the cigar-chomping, obese Goldstein called his explicit magazine Screw...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:21 PM
When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Our parents were well-intentioned, I'm sure. As they bubble-wrapped and sugarcoated us, they thought they were doing us a favor. "You're so special," they'd say, plucking our cheeks like they were made of memory foam. "You're mommy's...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Oscar Hijuelos, a son of Cuban immigrants to the U.S. whose 1989 novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" made him the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died. He was 62.
His death was confirmed by a spokesman for Gotham Books,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
If you're on the hunt for a new job, want to get promoted at work or need tips on how to deal with difficult coworkers, it's likely you've taken your search for answers to Google.
There's just one problem with the wonderful world of...
| Feb 3, 2014
On Nov. 1, 1952, U.S. scientists detonated the first hydrogen bomb over Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific, introducing a powerful new weapon of war and, in the process, atomizing the rocky island. Air Force planes flying through the debris clouds collected...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:56 PM
In the Disney animated film "Frozen," Jonathan Groff does the voice work for Kristoff, a rugged, slightly oafish outdoorsman. "It was so much fun playing that character," says Groff, 28. "The movie turned out really well and my fascination with Disney...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:18 PM
For George Jacobs, whose business card proclaimed him "The Last of the Rat Pack," there were some very good years.
From 1953 to 1968, he was Frank Sinatra's valet, traveling companion and pal, a gentleman's gentleman who poured the Jack Daniels at...
| Feb 25, 2014
Born in San Diego, Calif., RuPaul enjoys the California lifestyle. "I'm always surprised at the number of people in Los Angeles who don't like to venture outside of L.A. or San Diego or San Francisco," says the 53-year-old host and star of Logo TV's...
| Jan 14, 2014
Olympian Nathan Adrian will be cheering on Team USA when the athletes compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. "I've got a bit of a risk aversion to doing fun winter sports when I'm training for swim competitions," says the 25-year-old, who...