| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Highlights from backstage at the Oscars:
The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory.
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:05 PM
"I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it."
— Col. Nathan Jessep to Lt. Daniel Kaffee
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:25 AM
You understand I thought I was too old to be seduced. Even if, on rare occasion, I still dream of the handsome stranger who will serenade me beneath my window (we'd have to add a second floor, but so what?) and carry me off to the land where the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:16 PM
It must've been confusing for the Connecticut state investigators to
find out that the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was
corrupt. At least our guys would've known they weren't nuts when their leads
didn't go anywhere with...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:47 AM
GRAND MARAIS, Mich. - I'm sitting in the Voyageurs Motel looking out over West Bay at Grand Marais, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The light is dwindling. Fresh from a meal of poached whitefish at the Dunes Saloon, it feels like the perfect time to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:48 PM
When he ran a large state mental hospital, Dr. Dean Brooks made some bold decisions, but one of the most daring was to heed the call of Hollywood.
Over protests from his boss and many mental health professionals, Brooks allowed the cast and crew of "One...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Harry Reems, who starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and became a cause celebre in Hollywood after he was convicted on federal obscenity charges related to the movie, has died. He was 65.
Reems, who had pancreatic...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| May 3, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Joe Hill must get tired of being compared to his father. He writes under a pen name. But when you're a horror novelist and your father is Stephen King, the association will pursue you like an axe-wielding Jack Nicholson. In his third novel, "NOS4A2," Hill...