An older man named Ron Franz even offered to adopt him; Mr. He never contacted his parents, Walt and Billie Mc Candless, or his sister, Carine.
Mc Candless’s story from an editor at Outside magazine who had read the Associated Press piece. He deserted his family and a privileged life without looking back. Mc Candless canoed into Mexico, hitchhiked north and worked odd jobs along the way.
He often roamed alone, but left an impression on many of the friends he made along the way.
Then she’d stick her finger down her throat and regurgitate the dirt on the rich and famous, the stream-of-consciousness take on national heroes and sacrosanct cultural idols.” Terry Fincher/Getty Images;, via Reuters; Jacques Langevin, via Associated Press; Press Association, via Associated Press; Erich Auerbach, via Getty Images; Damon Winter, via The New York Times; John Lent, via Associated Press;, via Associated Press Thanks for joining us this summer as we revisited some of the 200,000 memorable lives featured in The New York Times’s archive.
We wandered back into a fatal Alaskan odyssey and over the rainbow.
Mc Candless’s rejection of materialism and his embrace of the natural world as romantic, taking him for a contemporary Thoreau. "I do hold them accountable for his disappearance,” she said.
Many others, especially native Alaskans, have argued that he must have been mentally ill, suicidal or hubristic, and that it was irresponsible for Mr. “I think for him to leave in that extreme way, to go without telling anyone where he was — I do hold them accountable for his disappearance, but not for his death.” Walt and Billie Mc Candless said they did not want to comment on the memoir.
On Kate Winslet’s head piece: “The nice thing about this hat is that it covers up the head wound that made her think it was a good idea to wear it in the first place.” On Queen Elizabeth II: “Gowns by Helen Keller. She looks like something you’d hang off your door in Africa.” On herself: “My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese; most of it’s missing, and what’s there stinks.” Joan Rivers, the irrepressible and sharply acerbic comedian, would have been 83 today, and since her death almost two years ago, she has left a celebrity-skewering void that can still be felt during every major red carpet event, from the Oscars to the Grammys, where the glitterati were sitting ducks for her as she hosted the E! Rivers today as one of America’s first successful female stand-up comics in a landscape dominated by men.
Wears her watch over the glove, though — tacky.” On Donatella Versace: “That skin!
We heard the echoes of shots that reverberated in America and around the world.
We mingled with criminals, leaders, protesters, artists and athletes, many who forever changed their professions.
The power of the emotion — and the frenzy whipped up by the tabloid newspapers — all but forced Queen Elizabeth to break with centuries of tradition and protocol and make a public address to the nation. Men, women and children lined the streets and wept as Diana’s coffin went by.