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Millvina Dean

When she attended her first Titanic Historical Society convention, in 1988, Millvina Dean, who died May 31 at 97, had never flown in a plane or stayed in a...

The Next Dimension.

Correction Appended: March 20, 2009The lights dim in the screening room. Suddenly, the doomed Titanic fills the screen--but not the way I remember in the movie...

How to Fix the Oscars: Make the Votes Public

The Oscar show needs fixing — everyone agrees on that. Ratings for the Motion Picture Academy's annual rite of self-congratulation have fallen more than 40%...

California's Big Race to Succeed Schwarzenegger

Ever since gold miners first scraped their fortunes out of the hills of Northern California, America's most populous state has been a land of titanic dreams...

Revealing the Titanic's Secrets

In his book, Titanic's Last Secrets, Brad Matsen tells the story of wreck divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler and their search for the truth about the...

Are Paulson and Bernanke Running Out of Options?

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and his team are starting to look like short-order cooks stuck in a perpetual lunch-hour rush. The worse the economic crisis...

Movies: Who Killed the Love Story?

Correction Appended Aug. 10, 2007Somewhere in the outer reaches of outback Australia, a place where there are few paved roads and, since it's winter, the...

Titanic Claim: Jesus Still Dead

Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you Titanic is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity. In a new...

Religion: Rewriting The Gospels

At a certain point, as I sat in a grand room at the New York Public Library and heard Titanic director James Cameron explain why the bone box in front of him...

Is This Jesus's Tomb?

There were two types of fame on display at the press conference Monday morning in a grand, sky-lit room at the back of the New York Public library. There was...

Q&A with James Cameron

In April, nearly 10 years after Titanic made its box-office splash, director James Cameron starts filming his next feature, the sci-fi film Avatar. He spoke to...

Profile: Kate in The Raw

Two things distinguish the career of Kate Winslet. First, she had four Oscar nominations before she turned 30, a feat no other actor has managed since Liz Taylor...

People: Jan. 22, 2007

ANGIE TAKES ON MADGE It's easy to imagine MADONNA and ANGELINA JOLIE as gal pals--arranging intercontinental playdates for the kids, venting about their...

Aliens Of The Deep

James Cameron directed Aliens. He also directed Titanic. His latest movie, which opened last week, combines themes from both films and is called--what...

How Pumped Up is Baseball

Barry Bonds is a contact hitter who seems on his way to eclipsing Hank Aaron's career home-run record of 755. But it is Bonds' confirmed contact with illegal...

Movies: Leo: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist

If Leonardo DiCaprio has a gaping wound in his soul that fuels his art and keeps him up nights, then he truly is the greatest actor of his generation. "At the...

Hitchcock's I.D.? Going Once ...

Summer is the season, it seems, for hawking history's private treasures. Up for bid this month are knickknacks from the estates of Kate Hepburn and Doris Duke,...

Milestones Jul. 22, 2002

FOUND. PT 109, sunken World War II torpedo boat commanded by Navy Lieut. John F. Kennedy; by explorer Robert Ballard of the National Geographic Society, who also...