One of Hollywood’s greatest stars, Joan Crawford, was redefined as a sadistic control freak by Mommie Dearest, her daughter’s 1978 tell-all. In an excerpt from the author’s new Crawford biography, based
In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese arrived in Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to profile Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer was approaching fifty, under the weather, out of sorts, and
For the first time in recorded history we have a world-wide frenzy about the most undersold, over-pathologized, violently abused, untapped natural power source: female sexuality. Which is why I adore about
Where did strangers answer the "call of nature" in Victorian London? At the start of Victoria's reign, options were limited. Some pubs had primitive outdoor "urinals" -- no more than a vertical slab of
CULLMAN, Ala. — The love seat and sofa that Jamie Abbott can’t quite afford ended up in her double-wide trailer because of the day earlier this year when she and her family walked into a new store called
Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson--way up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the nation's best-known scientists.
This article first appeared in America: The National Catholic Review What does the final report of the Synod on the Family mean for the church? Essentially, the "relatio" (or report) published today, the
John Adams, ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Composer, Prepares for Controversial Metropolitan Opera Production
At a rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera House last Wednesday, the composer John Adams peered into the orchestra pit, scribbling notes as his opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” came to life on the stage.