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Special to The TimesWhen I planned my first trip to New York City — so long ago that one of the biggest-selling guidebooks was titled "New York on $5 a Day" — I read that this was the only city besides Washington where the president could visit and most residents...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLeroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr., one of the most colorful of the Mercury 7 astronauts, whose exploits and foibles were made famous in the book and movie "The Right Stuff," died Monday at his home in Ventura, California. He was 77. The cause of death...
Times Staff WriterIt might be useful for filmmakers to note that with popcorn movies, the audience's suspension of disbelief is going to dissipate in direct proportion to any attempt to call attention to Serious Issues. It's probably a bad thing if the synopsis begins to...
Tribune staff reporterCARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK, N.M.--The story sounds like one of those tall tales that cowpokes recount beside the campfire. It asks you to believe that this part of the world used to sit smack-dab down by the equator, that the rocks beneath your feet...
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Times Staff Writer"Stuart Little 2" is true to its name twice over. It's a little movie (78 minutes, including more than five minutes of credits) intended for little people. But, more than the last time around, it has elements that might help divert those bigger people who...
Tribune staff reporterWhen they made their way to the Pacific, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark knew development would follow. Settlers already were settling in even before they'd finished their return to civilization two years later. What they couldn't know: Two great...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAccording to Gore Vidal, American society has three ways of handling its critics: "One is to black you out altogether, which they did with Noam Chomsky--he can't get published anywhere; he's been made a nonperson. Or they demonize you, which they did with...
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