| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:17 PM
On September 11, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, 38, was returning from her grandmother’s funeral in New Jersey to her home in San Rafael, California. Raised in Houston, Texas, the University of Texas graduate had fifteen years of marketing and sales...
| Aug 2, 2010
When I was growing up, various people used to tell me, "A woman really hits her sexual peak during her 30s." I have no idea why people thought that this was important information. I have no idea what the actual segue was that allowed it to come into any...
| Aug 23, 2011
John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 9:23 PM
"I can't believe I have to explain that I was doing my job to a man who just pulled his pants up on the world" -- Pete Campbell
Five seasons in, we know this much about Pete Campbell: He's entitled, he's never happy, he can verge on super-creepy and he...
| Aug 16, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor $1.12 million in recent years.
And donors like Simmons have found the rewards to be mutual, reaping benefits...
| Jul 8, 2012
Why Does the World Exist?
An Existential Detective Story
Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95
"How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...
| Feb 14, 2011
It's late at night and you're finishing a truly golden date. You drank Manhattans and discovered that you both geek out about B-horror films and the collected works of Philip K. Dick. To top it off, you can't stop staring into each other's eyes. When...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...