| Nov 30, 2010
| 3:32 PM
Scantily clad showgirls and strippers are nothing new in Las Vegas. What is new is that they have moved from the showroom and lounge to platforms above the blackjack tables, which are typically high-traffic areas in casinos.
Richard Strafella, vice...
| Dec 5, 2010
With 30 bucks and an open mind, you can stay in some prime spots in California — on the Pacific Beach boardwalk in San Diego, for example, or a block from Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica or overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in San...
| Apr 24, 2011
WHERE TO STAY
Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood 91602; (818) 980-8000 or (800) 238-3759, http://www.beverlygarland.com. It has 255 rooms on seven acres with heated pool, two tennis courts. Rates usually $162-$180, less if...
| Oct 31, 2010
Did Ms. Scarlet silence Mrs. Peacock with a knife to the throat? Or did Col. Mustard throttle Professor Plum with a silver-plated candlestick? Mystery buffs can map out, investigate and solve murder mysteries at a variety of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts,...
| Oct 24, 2010
Tour guides, developers and city boosters have long struggled to resolve Hollywood's split personality. Glamorous in reputation, the city is often gritty in reality.
The creators of the Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine, a new boutique hotel at the famous...
| Jun 26, 2011
To make sure your road trip doesn't hit the skids, check out these apps:
Subscription app SmartFuel can help you find cheap gas nearby or along your route — including at Costco — using Oil Price Information Service data to...
| May 8, 2011
My Mother's Day wish list is easy: I'd like a break from my duties as the scheduling czarina, the dubious title my family has bestowed upon me.
If you'd like to de-stress Mom (if that's even possible), here are some favorite places to flee. They're...
| Aug 15, 2010
When Judy Lewis used to watch Clark Gable movies with her teen-age friends, she had no clue that Gable might be her father.
"It never would have dawned on me," she said. "Why would I ever think such a thing?"
Yet many in Hollywood were thinking just...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 10:21 AM
Francesca Simon is an international star. Her series of children's books about Horrid Henry (Sourcebooks: $4.99 each, ages 8-12) have sold 14 million copies in 24 countries. In England, where she lives, "Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend" was No. 12...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:42 PM
In her bracingly tough-minded tale of a discontented librarian who hits the road with a maladjusted 10-year-old, Rebecca Makkai tips her hat to a shelf-load of children's literature, offering sly echoes of everything from "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:39 AM
You've heard Chet Haze rap on the Northwestern anthem-turned-viral-video, “White and Purple,” and now you can see Haze — aka Chet Hanks, son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson — perform live in Chicago for the first time.