| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:38 AM
The book publicist's job — to turn an unknown book and/or author into a best-selling phenom — is not easy nowadays. Nearly a million books are published annually in the United States. With promotional opportunities shrinking — Oprah's...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:30 AM
It isn't often that worlds collide with such tweet-sweet poetry as happened Tuesday with the consecutive announcements of Jon Stewart's retirement from "The Daily Show" and Brian Williams' six-month suspension from "NBC Nightly News."
One can only...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:10 AM
It's been more than a year since Oprah asked her fans to join her in reading a book. On Tuesday she got back into the swing of Book Club 2.0 with a new selection: "Ruby" by Cynthia Bond.
"I have never read a book like this before," Oprah says in her...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 2:10 PM
Posh Essentials in Highland Park is throwing a special Valentine's Day party from 6 until 9 p.m. Feb. 12. On hand will be Oprah's makeup artist, Stella Mikhail, as well as custom spray tans, martinis, appetizers and much more. This...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Glitz and glamour were not the only things on the minds of celebrities at the 46th NAACP Image Awards on Friday.
In kicking off the ceremony in Pasadena, which honors excellence in film, TV, film and literature by artists of color, host Anthony Anderson...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:40 PM
The pastry chef: Candace Nelson
At the festival: Nelson hosts Frost: A Sprinkles Wonderland from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Gale South Beach Rooftop, 1690 Collins Ave. Tickets, if still available, are $95.
Claim to fame: The former...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:37 AM
Starlets draped themselves in a bevy of gorgeous gowns at the Oscars.
And while you won't be able to get your hands on many of the custom pieces the celebrities wore as they paraded down the red carpet, we've found dresses that share the same trends...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:50 AM
For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:56 AM
Meghan Moe Beitiks was inspired by neutrinos, personal roles and identities and self-perception when she created "Observations of Final States in Interactions." The work, on display at Water Street Studios, examines parallels between neutrinos and the...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:45 PM
The stage was a witness box barely 3 feet wide, but Robin Thicke sang, played the piano and even danced a little in his seat during his testimony Wednesday for his copyright trial against Marvin Gaye's children.
Thicke took the stand in a federal...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Growing up in Chicago's Lincoln Park as a movie fan with Hollywood aspirations, Graham Moore had rehearsed this moment many times. Those practiced Oscar speeches, delivered into shampoo bottles, never involved a laundry list of thank-yous.