Amy Poehler Interviewing Her Hero Is the Most Heartwarming Thing You'll…

For the most recent episode of Smart Girls at the Party, Amy Poehler had on legendary comedy writer and television producer Irma Kalish who has written for everything from The Facts of Life to Maude to I Dream of Jeannie to 227. (For her full incredible resume, click here.) Kalish is a hero to everyone in the tv… » 3/29/13 1:40pm 3/29/13 1:40pm

Elizabeth Taylor's Most Iconic Film Roles

This morning brought the news of Elizabeth Taylor's death. While her personal life is certainly compelling, it's her career in front of the camera that made her a star. A best-of list could go on and on — from the broken seductress of Suddenly Last Summer, to the comedy Father of the Bride, to the irresistible ingenue… » 3/23/11 12:17pm 3/23/11 12:17pm

Debunking The Gazillion-Dollar Designer Cookie Recipe

You may have heard the story before: woman goes to Neiman-Marcus/Mrs. Fields, orders cookie, loves cookie, requests recipe, is told it's "two-fifty" and is shocked to get a credit-card statement for $250. For revenge, she shares with the world: » 8/05/10 3:49pm 8/05/10 3:49pm

The Great Kate

"Shoot 'em. Shoot 'em. It's a better way to live!" Check out Katharine Hepburn in rare crank form in this 1979 60 Minutes interview, waxing on aging, humanity, movies, and bores. [Oh No They Didn't] » 1/23/09 5:40pm 1/23/09 5:40pm

Forgotten Man

"The legend of the modern roller derby has claimed its place in the Generation X canon: ... some tattooed, disaffected young women from Texas reimagined the sport as a symbol of postfeminist sisterhood." » 12/18/08 6:45pm 12/18/08 6:45pm

This essay » 10/24/08 7:30pm 10/24/08 7:30pm about Katharine Hepburn really makes you want a) to be her b)have known her and c) watch all her movies, immediately. The author, Sarah Standing, had the luxury of living with Hepburn for several months, in all her whiskey-drinking, trouser-wearing, wood-chopping, frigid-ocean-swimming glory. And while…

Is It Wrong To Critique A Legend?

Ann Powers, music columnist for the LA Times » 10/21/08 12:30pm 10/21/08 12:30pm, went to the Staples Center to see Tina Turner in concert last week. She wrote a review, in which she admitted that the show wasn't perfect: "Turner frequently missed notes, sometimes going utterly off key. Whenever her dance moves got tricky, it seemed, Turner's vocals…