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Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the 20th century. His name is nearly synonymous with existentialism, a branch of philosophy whose tenets include the idea that …

Jean-Paul Riopelle 2002 Deaths

Jean-Paul RiopelleAge: 78 Canadian abstract expressionist painter who produced most of his work in postwar France. His works appear in New York City's Museum of Modern Art and London's Tate Ga…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science American His…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science American Histor…

Iris Murdoch

Irish-English writer Iris Murdoch's long career as a novelist, playwright, critic and philosophy professor came to an end in the 1990s because of Alzheimer's disease. Murdoch was made a fellow in 1948…

Toy Story 2

Directors:John Lasseter and Ash BrannonWriters:John Lasseter, Peter Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlain, and Chris WebbDisney; G; 92 minutesRelease:11/99Voices of…

Joseph STORY

STORY, Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marblehead, Mass., September 18, 1779; attended Marblehead Academy; was graduated from Harvard University in 1798; studied law; was a…

Birds of America: Stories

Author:Lorrie MorrePublisher:Knopf Offbeat relationships are penned with dark wit and crisp clarity in this short-story collection. There's the mousy librarian who falls for an “anarchi…

Gisèle Freund 2000 Deaths

Gisèle FreundAge: 91 German-born photographer best known for her portraits of France's literati. Her subjects included James Joyce, Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladimir Nabokov, and President Fran&…

Albert Camus

Albert Camus was one of the most highly-regarded French writers while he was alive, and today his books continue to be bestsellers in France and staples of university courses in Western literature and…