| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The modern-day Paul Bunyan becomes a recess refuge from the numbing transcript of yet another healthcare town hall....
| Mar 16, 2010
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, a World War II veteran who played a key role in the elaborate breakout from a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp that inspired the movie "The Great Escape," has died. He was 96.
Clark, a former superintendent of the Air...
| Nov 8, 2010
The Sand Pebbles
McQueen earned his only Oscar nomination for lead actor for this 1966 Robert Wise-directed epic in which he plays a sweet, but rebellious U.S. Navy machinist mate Jake Holman toiling aboard a gunboat in the Yangtze River in China in...
| Nov 8, 2010
Who doesn't love Steve McQueen?
Three decades after his death, McQueen still embodies qualities — effortless cool, dangerous masculinity, edgy charisma — that are coveted by men, embraced by women.
With his close-cropped sandy blond hair and...
| Nov 28, 2010
IPads, Nooks and Kindles may be topping wish lists this holiday season, but when it comes to reading about fashion, nothing beats the glossy, full-color grandeur of a coffee-table book.
This season's crop of oversized style tomes is especially alluring....
| Dec 4, 2010
Hillard "Hilly" Elkins, a talent manager and producer who brought the nude musical "Oh! Calcutta!" to Broadway and the 1960s counterculture tale "Alice's Restaurant" to the screen, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles....
| Jan 11, 2011
Peter Yates, the British director of "Breaking Away," "The Dresser" and "Bullitt," the 1968 Steve McQueen movie whose landmark car chase sequence over the hilly streets of San Francisco was a career-defining moment for both director and star, has died. He...
| Feb 10, 2011
After dinner, we slip out of the old post office — with its wall of cubbyholes stuffed with faded letters — into the Cornell night. The velvety black sky is spangled with the stars you never see in the city. The night smells of wood fire, pine...
| Feb 27, 2011
Gulliver traveled. Look where it got him: lashed to the land by little people. Columbus, big traveler, right? Underestimated the circumference of the Earth and died thinking he'd found India. Sure, you can come up with justifications for never leaving the...
| Oct 21, 2011
Barry Feinstein, a photographer who gained renown as one of the premier chroniclers of the 1960s and '70s music scene, including shooting iconic album covers for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and George Harrison, has died. He was 80.
Feinstein, a longtime...
| Nov 8, 2011
Hollywood costume designer Theadora Van Runkle, whose influence spanned four decades and a range of movie genres including period pieces like "Bonnie and Clyde" — which earned her the first of three Academy Award nominations — and over-the-top...