Lisa Leff

Lisa Leff

Lisa Leff

 

Pulitzer-winning writer dies in car crash

Lisa Leff

David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who chronicled the Washington press corps, the Vietnam War generation and baseball, was killed in a car crash, a coroner said. He was 73. His wife, Jean Halberstam, said she will remember him most for his "unending, bottomless generosity to young journalists".

Amateur explorers stalk extreme trees

Lisa Leff

Equipped with a laser range finder, a head for numbers and an explorer's zeal, Michael Taylor has made a sport of finding and sizing up the tallest species on the planet -- California's ancient coast redwoods. "It's a frontier, one of the last frontiers," says Taylor, greeting individual trees like old friends as he scouts a sheltered creek bed.

Pink wedding bells chime in San Francisco

Lisa Leff

Gay and lesbian couples from across the United States answered the city of San Francisco's Valentine's Day invitation to wed in an unprecedented spree of same-sex marriages that has challenged California law and sent conservative groups scrambling for court intervention.