| Apr 18, 2011
At UCLA in the late 1950s, the concept for a magazine celebrating an "unruly young city" started to take off after grad student Geoff Miller happened upon David Brown, an ad executive with an "ambitious scheme," Miller later wrote.
Miller put aside plans...
| Mar 14, 2011
Joe Morello, the jazz drummer best known for his work with the influential Dave Brubeck Quartet on such classic recordings as "Take Five," has died. He was 82.
Morello died Saturday at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, N.J., said his wife,...
| Feb 23, 2011
Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was a leading champion of the abortion rights movement until he switched sides and vaulted to prominence as the narrator of the grisly anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," died Monday at his New York City...
| Apr 5, 2011
After seven Afghanistan embeds, a romantic overture from the president of Pakistan and the oddly liberating experience of sporting her first burqa, Kim Barker knew she had a book to write.
"The Taliban Shuffle" (Doubleday, $25.95) is part war memoir,...
| Jul 6, 2011
Lawrence R. Newman, a prominent advocate for the rights of the deaf community and a former longtime teacher and administrator at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, has died. He was 86.
Newman, who served two terms as president of the...
| Apr 28, 2011
In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
| Feb 2, 2011
Fashion designer modernized American classics
Charles Nolan, 53, a fashion designer who was known for modernizing American classics and acting on his interest in politics, died Sunday of cancer at his New York City home. The cancer he...
| Jan 28, 2011
Conceptual artist and sculptor
Dennis Oppenheim, 72, a pioneering conceptual artist and sculptor who also made his mark on the earthworks and body art movements, died Jan. 21 of liver cancer at a New York hospital.
Beginning in the...
| Apr 18, 2011
Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| Jul 28, 2011
Polly Platt, the Oscar-nominated production designer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment" and producer of "Broadcast News" and "Say Anything," has died. She was 72.
Platt died Wednesday of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in...
| Aug 24, 2011
Jimmy Kimmel's uncle and comic foil
Frank Potenza, 77, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as "Uncle Frank" on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, died Tuesday.
In a statement, ABC's"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"...