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Review: Beatles Fans Should Listen to Studio Albums Instead of 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl'
This is a really heavy release week. The Beatles ’ “Live At The Hollywood Bowl” receives a long overdue reissue, M.I.A. releases what she says is her final album, U.K. rock trio Doe make their proper, full-length debut, singer-songwriter KT Tunstall returns with a bright, new album, the members of
Inside Harper Lee and Truman Capote's Friendship
Two of the best-known authors in American literary history started out as best friends. Harper Lee , who died today at age 89, and Truman Capote , who died in 1984, grew up spending a great deal of time together as young children and, their friendship lasted for decades. Over time, however, things
Some Pretty Crazy Things Have Gone Down in These 9 Iconic Hotels
Hotels around the world have played major roles in history. For centuries, hotels have been the sites of scandals, parties and secrets. Prizes have been dreamed up in hotels; iconic salads (yes, really) have been invented in hotels; the world's most famous speeches have been drafted in hotels. So
Steve Soboroff's famous typewriter collection has many stories to tell
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Steve Soboroff still becomes awestruck when he thinks about how he got here. As he stands in a museum surrounded by 33 typewriters that were owned by some of the world's most famous (John Lennon and Ernest Hemingway) and infamous ("Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski and "Dr. Death"
They're Booked! Five (Real) Hotels Found in Novels
Any writer worth his weight in hardbacks knows that one of the most essential aspects of a story is setting; it sets the scene, provides conflict, controls character interaction and creates a mood. It only makes sense, then, that authors return again and again to hotels, in particular, to fill the
Spooky Vacation Ideas for Halloween
It’s time to get your spook on. Halloween is just two short weeks away, and for many that means shaking out the costumes, buying some candy and cueing the Monster Mash marathon. But for the brave of heart, Oyster’s here to help you choose your spooky itinerary for Fright Night. No matter where you
The 7 Top Hotels in New Orleans for Mardi Gras Madness
The Big Easy is already well into the throes of Mardi Gras madness: beads are flying and parades are marching in our favorite southern city. But the final crescendo comes next week on Fat Tuesday, with revelers planning to go all out one more time. Some of our favorite hotels in NOLA are
Officials to Announce Cause of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death
The cause of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death is expected to be announced today, one day after the Oscar-winning actor was found inside his New York apartment. Hoffman was 46 years old. Police sources say Hoffman was found unconscious at around 11:15 a.m. Sunday on the bathroom floor of his apartment
Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead at 46
Beloved and prolific actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies of apparent drug overdose in New York City apartment.