| Dec 5, 2007
YOU hear Eric Greenspan before you see him, whether he's running the floor at his year-old Melrose Avenue restaurant, the Foundry, or now, cooking for Hanukkah with his mother at her place on a tree-lined street in Woodland Hills.
Mother and son are in...
| Mar 25, 2009
When I moved from Los Angeles to Manhattan, one of the first things I learned was that I had a lot to learn about pizza. One doesn't stand in line but on line; it's not "for here or to go" but "to stay or take away"; and don't order "a piece of pizza" --...
| Oct 21, 2009
It was in rural Kansas, near the geographical center of America, that David Sax hit rock bottom in his search for the perfect deli sandwich. It happened innocently enough, in an Arby's. He had ordered a Reuben.
"What I got was this horrible abomination...
| Dec 7, 2008
The Reformation, Yael Aflalo and Chi Bui's new La Brea Avenue boutique-slash-atelier, is all about recycling vintage style.
The designer-owners give a second life to vintage finds -- cocktail dresses, skirts and blouses -- by reworking them into chic...
| Jan 18, 2009
Think of it as outlet shopping and so much more. Steven Alan, known for his popular women's and men's button-down shirts, is opening his first Steven Alan Outpost store in L.A., offering deals on previous season's styles for men and women at 30% to 75%...
| May 27, 2009
Manhattan rents are down by as much as 20 percent. But prices are still climbing in some downtown neighborhoods.
According to the Manhattan Rental Market Report, rents are at their lowest since 2007. That's down an average of almost 7 percent in...
| Nov 16, 2008
Her bold canvases made her a bright star in the 1950s New York art world, but she "sank from view faster than the Titanic" when she moved to Baltimore, The New York Times said.
Grace Hartigan, who ultimately found a second career offering her wisdom...
| Oct 26, 2008
Special to the Tribune
Just days before Leanne Marshall was named the winner of "Project Runway" last week, fashion designer Daniel Vosovic (a finalist from Season 2), pegged her as the favorite. "She's a designer's designer," he said when I talked to...
| Nov 6, 2008
Newsstands from Seattle to New York quickly sold out of yesterday's papers declaring Barack Obama the nation's first black president, as some jubilant customers picked up two, three or even 30 copies as keepsakes.
The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times...
| Nov 9, 2008
Not only is Barack Obama the first African-American to win the presidency, the Chicagoan also is the first winning candidate in more than a century to openly adopt a Big City ethos.
One has to go back to Teddy Roosevelt, who was born in Manhattan and...
| Jul 23, 2008
Estelle Getty, whose acting career bloomed late in life with her Emmy-winning performance as Sophia Petrillo, the wisecracking mother of Bea Arthur's character on the popular NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls," died Tuesday. She was 84.
Getty, who also won...