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Susan Scarf Merrell Robin Saidman
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Lynn Sherr Steve Fenn
Sally Ride on the flight deck of the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 NASA Photo

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Robert Boris Riskin Charles W. Gallanti
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By Stephen Rosen
Richard Ravitch’s tenure as the head of the M.T.A. from 1979 to 1983 involved an 11-day strike, death threats, and the occasional tete-a-tete with New York City’s mayor at the time, Ed Koch.
Henry Bushkin Adam Dotson
Gabriel Sherman Nephi Niven
Tom Doyle Shamil Tanna
Days after he filed a lawsuit to sue the other Beatles, Paul McCartney surveyed his farm in Scotland with his wife, Linda, and sheepdog, Martha. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Paul McCartney, far right, and Wings, the post-Beatles band that included his wife, Linda (seated), toured Europe in an open-topped bus in 1972. Bentley Archive/PopperFoto/Getty Images

A probing personal look at a family that lived what many would consider the dream life in the center of mid and late-20th-century creativity but paid a price
Gabrielle Selz with her father, Peter Selz. Nan Phelps
.Mark Rothko and his son Christopher in Sag Harbor, 1964.
Tanya and Gabrielle Selz in Sag Harbor in 1964.
Thalia Cheronis Selz, known to most as LaLa, toweling herself in Sag Harbor.