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Mo Ostin was one of the most influential music executives ever. Here’s how things went sideways for Warner Bros. Music in the mid-’90s.
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When it doubt, throw a punch.
A horrible stunt accident left her a quadriplegic in 1980, but Heidi von Beltz was determined to walk again—and party with Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Ray Liotta, and her legion of Hollywood friends
The town is shaken up very badly. But little does anyone dream that Scott Pace’s death will be the beginning of one of the strangest high school tragedies of all time.
Sarah Brady was all proper Republican gentility. Her husband, James, severely disabled in the Reagan assassination attempt ten years ago, a hellfire political operative. Together they became the most potent partnership in the uphill battle for gun control.
When Ray Liotta made us stop and take notice
How the Hollywood Left Fell in Love with Nicaragua’s Sandinistas
One thing you can say about Dr. Timothy Leary: the man has always had a talent for convincing himself that wherever he is is where it’s at.
Rolling through Brooklyn in the late ’90s with an American Master.
When the risk-taking star of Broadcast News was the hottest actor in Hollywood.
Thompson turned himself into a totem of his own invention, and spent his days rattling the bars formed by the cage of his celebrity. His illustrator tries to put the best possible light on the matter, but betrayed and appalled, he can’t.
In one of Hollywood’s hottest comebacks of the ’80s, Dennis Hopper rose from the ashes of a diabolical past.
Sara Davidson’s 40-year friendship with Joan Didion