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Classically trained but always inventive, he dazzled the culinary world, sweeping up Michelin stars wherever he set foot with a new restaurant. [Read More]
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Mr. Sandler drew on his relationships with artists in the New York City scene of the 1950s and ′60s in compiling authoritative histories. [Read More]
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The author of monumental works, he achieved wider renown in government as a "cold warrior" skeptic about détente with the Soviet Union. [Read More]
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Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose Technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan's... [Read More]
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He wrote "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,' 'Bonfire of the Vanities' and 'The Right Stuff,' and pioneered the New Journalism of the 1960s and '70s. [Read More]
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Author Tom Wolfe, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race before turning his sharp eye to fiction, has died. [Read More]
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In his use of novelistic techniques in his nonfiction, Wolfe helped create the enormously influential hybrid known as the New Journalism. [Read More]
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He wrote "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,' 'Bonfire of the Vanities' and 'The Right Stuff,' and pioneered the New Journalism of the 1960s and '70s. [Read More]
Paul Bocuse, the most celebrated French chef of the postwar era and a leading figure in the trailblazing culinary movement known as nouvelle cuisine, died... [Read More]
Mr. Bocuse was a leading figure in the pathbreaking culinary movement known as nouvelle cuisine. [Read More]
Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing "18 miles of books" in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and... [Read More]
Mr. Irving's "Autobiography of Howard Hughes" was one of the biggest literary scandals of the 20th century and landed him in jail. [Read More]
Although he was little known outside France, Mr. Hallyday sold more than 100 million records and appeared on the cover of Paris Match dozens of... [Read More]
Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm-and-blues singer whose two-fisted boogie-woogie piano and nonchalant vocals, heard on dozens of hits, made him one of the biggest... [Read More]
He had more than 3 dozen Top 40 pop hits through 1950s, early '60s... [Read More]
Mr. Domino, known for his two-fisted boogie-woogie piano and nonchalant vocals, had more than three dozen hits in the 1950s and '60s. [Read More]
Mr. Elgart's recordings included the "American Bandstand" theme and "Hooked on Swing," a surprise Top 40 hit with a disco beat. [Read More]
Getting wind of a secret weapons project, she made it her mission to be on hand when the topic was discussed by the Germans, coaxing... [Read More]
Using charm and guile, she uncovered Hitler's rocket program and was held in three concentration camps. [Read More]
Charles Bentley, who in the 1950s led a team of scientists that measured the West Antarctic Ice Sheet for the first time, and who later... [Read More]
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