| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Tucked away on shady 57th street in Hyde Park, just blocks from the University of Chicago campus, is O'Gara & Wilson bookshop. The store has been on this street, in some form or another, since 1882.
Over the years, the bookshop weathered the Great...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:40 AM
One day in the not-too-distant future, we expect James Franco to speedily move from one film project to another, then explode in a puff of smoke like a vintage Hanna Barbera character.
Until then, he’ll keep ginning up new movies.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
It is difficult to overstate the cultural influence of Bettie Page, the iconic 1950s pinup who has come to embody the rebellious sexuality that coursed below the conservative skin of the Eisenhower years.
The banged and buxom Page continues to be a...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The license plate on his practical Toyota read "MR VALET," but the tales Herb Citrin gleefully shared about his pioneering business empire – based on tossing car keys to nattily dressed parking attendants – often involved far more upscale...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Holly Madison is engaged, and she has a gargantuan ring that says so.
Madison, 31, one of Playboy editor Hugh Hefner's many ex-girlfriends, who had their relationship chronicled in the E! reality show "The Girls Next Door," announced the big news on her...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:07 PM
This seems like a good time to talk about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the men responsible for two of hip-hop’s most-infectious hits: “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.”
The Seattle-based duo just announced dates for their...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:43 PM
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This week's TV Movies
"Glee's" Darren Criss and "Pretty...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle? This was the discreetly prurient poster question used to sell "Deep Throat" and Linda Lovelace to a mainstream public in 1972. The new biopic "Lovelace," about the grimly exploited porn star born...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:21 PM
A long-delayed real estate development at the heart of Sunset Strip has finally emerged as builders step on the gas along West Hollywood's famous thoroughfare up and down the boulevard.
Demolition started this week on vacant structures at the busy...