| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:51 PM
Roman Polanski boarded a red-eye out of the country in January 1978, just months after he had agreed to a plea deal to end a Los Angeles County case in which he was accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl.
His departure sparked a debate that...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:49 AM
The names on the walls outside the Taschen Gallery on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles are freshly painted in bold, rosy shades of pink. “The Rolling Stones,” they declare, and: “David Bailey.” Just as bold are the photographs...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I have never been a big fan of resorting to the Internet when it comes to parenting. Although words sometimes fail me when I'm confronting daughters who, occasionally, eschew homework for Snapchat or respond with ill-advised eye rolls, it still seems...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:55 AM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: a look at what’s ahead for a floundering team.
As a competitor, Aaron Rodgers...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, built around the theme of "Journeys," wrapped up in a most appropriate manner on Friday night with Anjelica Huston, who spoke candidly and sometimes emotionally about the many roads that made up her life's...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Restaurateur Dan Tana credits a rave review in the Los Angeles Times 48 years ago with the success of the eatery in West Hollywood that bears his name -- and is about to celebrate its 50th year. But the ebullient 81-year-old, who sold the restaurant...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Ah, to be 40 years younger! Larry David has just put the kibosh on Jennifer Lawrence's crush on him.
The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld" mastermind has responded to the Oscar-winner's declaration of stirrings "below the belt," comments that were...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:47 PM
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"
The quote from "The Graduate," one of the most famous in movie history, is accompanied by one of the most famous poses in movie history. There sits Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), using her legs...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:12 AM
Mike Nichols' life was a study in endurance.
The celebrated director, who died Wednesday at 83, started off his Hollywood career with two groundbreaking works. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1966 shook up the prim film industry with its frank,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:18 AM
With The Authority dispatched at Survivor Series, Raw dealt with the sudden vacuum in power -- and in doing so, showed us why the prominent authority figure is no longer needed in wrestling.
For years, the authority role in wrestling consisted of...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last.
Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in "Argo," you're not surprised that the Americans he's supposed to be saving in Iran...