| Jul 21, 2011
NEW YORK — Belonging to a private club brings perks beyond having a place to brandish a golf club, booze it up with your chums or marry off your daughter in style. Membership often brings reciprocal privileges, meaning you can find a clubby spot...
| Jul 20, 2011
"Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks Uptown to Downtown"
Little Bookroom, $14.95
Andy Warhol was a star-struck young man from Pittsburgh when he came to New York after earning a degree in painting and design in his hometown at the Carnegie Institute...
| Jul 21, 2011
NEW YORK — The innkeeper wore a Mets cap. He skidded his bike to a stop, removed his backpack, threw the bike's frame over his shoulder and trudged up the granite steps of the townhouse. It was raining, and from behind the wrought-iron doors we...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Claire Forlani played Sean Connery's daughter in "The Rock," was Brad Pitt's love interest in "Meet Joe Black" and starred opposite Gary Sinise in "CSI: NY." On the new Starz series "Camelot," the 38-year-old actress reigns supreme as the beautiful and...
| Oct 30, 2011
"Writers," Joan Didion observed in 1968, "are always selling somebody out." It's one of those classic Didion statements, epigrammatic yet personal, a line that unpacks itself the more we consider what it implies. Didion may have been referring to...
| Nov 7, 2011
A few years ago, after a successful career in the White House communications shop and a much less felicitous turn as one of Sarah Palin's handlers during the 2008 presidential campaign, Nicolle Wallace got the ridiculously overconfident idea that she...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Sherman Hemsley, who was rooted in the minds of millions of television viewers as Archie Bunker's bombastic black neighbor, George Jefferson, in"All in the Family" and later as the star of his own long-running sitcom, "The Jeffersons," has died. He was...
| Aug 15, 2010
Red Hook Road
Doubleday: 344 pp., $25.95
Ayelet Waldman is a worrier. Because she is the mother of four children, ages 7 to 16, that shouldn't be surprising. Her last book, "Bad Mother," a work of nonfiction, outlined many of...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2011
Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83....
| Dec 4, 2010
Bill Bratton insists the steak tips on garlic toast weren't bad. But that's not to say he went to Elaine's on Manhattan's Upper East Side for the food.
No one did.
Elaine's was a scene, a clubhouse, an escape from the loneliness of the New York night...