Michael Winner, who died today, was a successful movie director before he started writing about restaurants for the Sunday Times, where his self-professed ignorance about food never inhibited him from trenchant views.
Sidney Lumet , the director of “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” whose films explored themes of injustice and used the gritty streets of New York as a supporting character, has died. He was 86.
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker had little to recommend them as citizens worthy of a Broadway musical. They killed anyone who got in their way during a bank- robbing spree around the Midwest in the heart of the Great Depression.
Dino De Laurentiis , the son of Italian pasta makers who became a prolific movie producer of blockbuster hits such as “Serpico,” expensive duds such as “Dune” and sweeping epics including “War and Peace,” has died. He was 91.
Governor Jerry Brown unveiled plans for a $14 billion tunnel system to divert abundant Northern California water to thirsty Southern California cities and farms that grow half of the U.S.’s fresh produce.