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Grammy-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco...
Tags: Al Jolson, Tennis, Family, Katey Sagal, Celebrities
Update: Designer Waldo Fernandez has sold a house he remodeled in Beverly Hills for $8.3 million. Listed at $10,995,000 in January of 2009, the walled 1926 Mediterranean has high ceilings in the living room, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, a...
Tags: Merv Griffin, Tobey Maguire, Goldie Hawn
When Katherine Boo won the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant 10 years ago, the citation praised her as one of the most influential journalists writing about contemporary social conditions. It noted her "expansive research, elegant...
Tribune columnistFor those made glum by the campaign battle for the White House, a backward glance might afford a clearer view of the present. The 34th president was written off as a bit of an empty suit, but biographer Jim Newton has rendered a more nuanced portrait of...
Literary editorIt's the season for warm family brunches, abundant floral arrangements and Hallmark cards. Odes to motherhood in the form of honey-hued poems and appreciative essays seem to fill the bookstore, but trust the sharp Irish novelist and Man Booker Prize-...
Literary editor"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid," wrote Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey. And those who have denied themselves the pleasure of a Jane Austen novel have done so at great cost. William...
We're delighted to announce Katherine Boo's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" as the Printers Row Book of the Month for May. Boo, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for The New Yorker, writes about Annawadi,...
Imagine wandering around the Gamble House, flashlight in hand, shining a bright beam on the carvings in the living room friezes and peering into closets and bathrooms. These are not the sorts of liberties you generally get to take on a tour of the famed...
Tags: Twitter, Inc.
In "Always Apprentices: The Believer Magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers," we learn that when Joan Didion was learning to write, she would retype the beginning passages from Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" on her standard...
Tags: Ernest Hemingway
"Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century" On view through June 2, Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 432-2800, britishart.yale.edu Think of "Edwardian Opulence," an exhibition on view...
Tags: England, Gilded Age, Painting, Arts, Yale Center for British Art
Don't think of it as rush hour. Think of all those burning brake lights on the 101 as your own little red-light district, as beacons to fun and conviviality. Follow them to Ventura Boulevard, off Coldwater, then left, to a nondescript storefront,...
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