| Aug 25, 2012
The year Disney World opened, 5-year-old Kevin Goodman visited the Magic Kingdom for the first time. That was 1971 and he has vacationed there at least once a year ever since.
He really does love the place.
For about 30 years Kevin, his mother and his...
| Dec 26, 2011
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m.
He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
| Dec 11, 2011
The members of the folk group the Highwaymen were freshmen in the same fraternity at Wesleyan University in Connecticut when they came together to perform at a campus party in 1958.
By their senior year, the quintet had a No. 1 single with their haunting...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:03 AM
An early morning fire broke out inside the Greenwich Village town house of rock star Courtney Love, authorities said.
According to FDNY officials, the blaze erupted in a fourth floor bedroom inside the singer's home at 250 West 10th Street near Hudson...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 6:17 PM
The most telling moment in "Come to the Edge," Christina Haag's memoir of her love affair with John F. Kennedy Jr., comes after his death in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard.
There are two memorial services, one for dignitaries and family, the other...
| May 29, 2011
Is graffiti the most influential art movement since Pop burst on the scene in 1962?
That's the head-turning claim made by "Art in the Streets," a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show has been drawing the ire of social...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:43 PM
I was born in 1966, the year Walt Disney passed away. He would’ve been 110 this week. I’m too young to have had a first-hand memory of him. In fact, I didn’t even know Disney was a man until late in my childhood. Disney was a place...
| Oct 16, 2011
Reporting from New York —
Elizabeth Olsen recently experienced something that had never happened to her: She was recognized by a stranger.
"It was really weird. I was walking in Tribeca and a guy just came up to me and said, 'I just saw the...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:47 AM
Just inside the front door of Jeri Goodman's 10th-floor condominium unit, a highly polished silver sculpture of a pug rests on a hall table, frozen in puppy playfulness. Across the room, a bright red ceramic Buddha on a desk smiles a broad welcome....
| May 21, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Angelenos, you may be looking at your future: A record $90-million penthouse apartment and a $1-million parking spot are all the buzz at the moment in New York City.
The Southland has had its share of extravagant real estate deals. Candy Spelling sold...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 2:50 PM
We think we know what happened on the sticky-hot night of June 27, 1969, at a Greenwich Village bar known as the Stonewall Inn. A weary drag queen finally kicked a nasty cop, the story usually goes, leading to riots in the streets, a line in the sand...