| Mar 3, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Here's a cool example of what-goes-around-comes-around:
In 1965, a British-made thriller called "Die! Die! My Darling!" hit the movie houses. This study in strangeness and sadism starred the indelibly foggy-voiced, deliciously irreverent Tallulah...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Actress Valerie Harper was diagnosed earlier this year with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of brain cancer.
Harper's doctors told her she had about three months to live. About the time you read this, her life expectancy will be about half...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone who will give a recital for the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center Wednesday night, has one of the finest voices of our time. He doesn’t mind saying so himself.
“It is still a...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:18 PM
It's March Madness time!
I don't mean the college basketball tournament, although the annual rite of collective lunacy to which I refer does involve college, and it is a tournament of sorts.
It's the anxiety-ridden, teenage acne breakout-prone, parent...
| Mar 29, 2013
As a world-class director of films about backward-talking dwarves, pornography and murder, David Lynch isn't surprised when people ask him why he's an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
If anything, it's because the filmmaker gets asked...
| Sep 27, 2012
Jerome Horwitz, a medical researcher at Wayne State University in Detroit, had spent more than a decade developing a drug he hoped would work against cancer. But the compound failed to help the lab mice he tested it on, so in 1970 he "dumped it on the...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 10:15 AM
He arrived in Chicago just days before the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, a tough, uncompromising New York prosecutor already steeped in fighting the new international threat.
His outsider status and appointment to an already high-profile...
| Jun 8, 2012
Don't know about you, but I love to hate celebrities.
They're richer and better looking than I am. And they have people. People to keep track of their cellphone chargers, people to cook delicious low-fat meals, people to help them get dressed, to...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Angelina and Brad, Kate and William, Hillary and Bill. We can't stop looking, and wondering — what's the magic? While People magazine and the tabloids have their tawdry approaches, distinguished historian William H. Chafe has a different angle. By...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:27 AM
"Magical." "Unforgettable." "Beautiful."
That's how Justin Timberlake, who reportedly once was a pop music star, described to People magazine his wedding to Jessica Biel on Friday at an Italian seaside resort. The bride, 30, and bridegroom, 31, partied...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:13 PM
The difference between "less" and "fewer" was one of the first issues to come on my radar as a beginning copy editor. Unfortunately, I learned it wrong, as I found out a few years later. Even more unfortunately, I then proceeded to learn it wrong again....