Sally Ride, an L.A. native who held a doctorate in astrophysics from Stanford, was also the youngest American in space when she flew aboard the Challenger in June 1983.
The black sky enveloped NASA test pilot Bill Dana as his X-15 rocket plane stopped climbing at 306,900 feet and began teetering back toward the small brown stretch of Mojave Desert more than 58 miles below.
If Sam Spade was a tough guy, Jim Rockford was ? well, he could throw a punch, but he didn't like to because it hurt his hand.
From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.
Eileen Ford, the doyenne of the modeling business, whose Ford agency set standards for the industry, launched superstars such as Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, and shaped American ideals of beauty in the 1960s and beyond, died Wednesday at a hospital in Morristown,...
When Stephen Gaskin took a good, hard look in the early 1970s at the San Francisco he loved, he knew he couldn't stay.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" will alight on the New York Film Festival as the closing selection, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Monday. The black comedy, which stars Michael Keaton as a once-famous superhero actor who is struggling to mount a Broadway play, will screen Oct. 12, five days before it hits theaters. Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis also star in the Fox Searchlight Pictures and New Regency film. "'Birdman' is a knockout," read a statement from festival director Kent Jones. "It's consistently surprising and inventive — you think the...