| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Laguna has lost a treasure. After a vigorous battle with cancer, Dennis Morin passed on Dec. 31. He was only 66, way too young for a man with such an appetite and energy for life.
Dennis was a bon vivant, a raconteur, a connoisseur and other French...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Reuters) - Octogenarian Playboy founder Hugh Hefner briefly swapped his iconic silk pajamas for a tuxedo to marry Crystal Harris, the one-time "runaway bride" who followed through this time at a New Year's Eve wedding.
"Happy New Year from Mr. and Mrs....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:27 PM
If retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus had gotten an occasional dose of supplemental oxytocin, a brain chemical known to promote trust and bonding, he might still be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, new research suggests.
A study published...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:04 AM
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- If theres anything Tinseltown excels at, its turning a ho-hum event into a made-for-TV spectacle. Witness the razzle-dazzle that unfolds each time the Hollywood sign gets a fresh coat of paint.
Its not written off as routine...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Allentown's Amanda Seyfried will be reunited with former "Big Love" co-star Chloë Sevigny on the set of her new movie "Lovelace." The 2003 Allen High school grad is playing porn star Linda Lovelace and Sevigny is playing a journalist in......
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The American songwriting tradition gets another boost Friday with the Season 2 premiere of Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook. And if there’s one thing that can be said about the new season, according to its executive producer, Amber...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Marston Hefner, Hugh Hefner's son, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of misdemeanor assault against his girlfriend, Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair. Marston Hefner was released on $20,000 bond Monday, and Claire Sinclair is seeking a temporary...
| Sep 22, 2011
Perhaps it's been brought to your attention that this is a big week for retrograde representations of women on television. Monday marked the premiere of NBC's "The Playboy Club," a noir-ish look at Hugh Hefner's flagship Chicago club in 1963, and Sunday...
| Jun 11, 2011
My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:46 PM
When the revamped Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride reopened at Universal's Islands of Adventure last week, a classic character was added. A computer-generated version of Stan Lee, the co-creator of the webbed superhero, makes cameo appearances in the...