| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Dear Members of Printers Row,
What a nice ring to that phrase!
On behalf of my colleagues here at the Chicago Tribune, I'm delighted to welcome you to this great new adventure: Printers Row.
This is the first of your weekly newsletters, and a step in...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:06 PM
A calm, cold breeze runs throughout the marble-encased, maze-like corridors of Forest Lawn's Great Mausoleum, where the who's who of Hollywood have come to permanently rest. But that changes once you reach its deepest and oldest cobweb-covered crevice...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:20 PM
Corona del Mar resident Joan Templeton Morris and her husband, Bob Morris, hosted a fabulous "Forever 20" party Sunday for more than 100 guests at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach.
Brunch was followed by two hours of dancing and music...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:38 PM
Laguna Beach on Saturday night will make a splash at Red Ball II.
AIDS Services Foundation Orange County will roll out the red carpet for guests attending the nonprofit's annual fundraiser at the Festival of Arts grounds.
"I think we will see a lot of...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:53 AM
I have endured my share of Cleopatra jokes derived from the 1963 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison. So only a biographer as gifted as Stacy Schiff could come to my rescue.
In "Cleopatra: A Life," published last year to...
| Sep 25, 2011
Chicago used to be a must-stop for Hollywood's top talent and New York's glittering stars. If for no other reason than to change trains.
The Superman movie is a wrap. Laurence Fishburne and Amy Adams have gone home. And while "The Playboy Club" is...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:53 PM
The FBI raided Barry H. Landau's Manhattan apartment twice, hauling out thousands of documents that authorities say link him to a theft scheme involving historical artifacts pilfered from libraries and museums in Baltimore, elsewhere in the United...
| Oct 1, 2011
Just about every Friday morning, Karen Lubieniecki takes a leisurely stroll to Laurel Park, finds a place along a railing at the nearly empty racetrack and spends an hour or so watching the horses exercise as the sun climbs the sky.
It isn't that she's a...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 9:07 AM
"On the boat we were mostly virgins."
That is the arresting, and alluring, first sentence of Julie Otsuka's slender novel, "The Buddha in the Attic," the story of the Japanese women of childbearing age with long, black hair and flat, wide feet who headed...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 2:45 PM
Heartbroken by my failure to hear biographer Stacy Schiff speak when she was in Chicago last week, I lassoed her by email to discuss one of my favorite subjects: biography.
Q: What is essential to the perfect biography subject?
A: In an ideal world, the...