Friday, July 18 2014
Billy Wilder spares no one—not even the viewer—in this scathing satire of American culture.
Monday, June 10 2013
Raymond Sokolov details the history of contemporary cuisine over the past 40 years. But while to him best dishes are the simplest ones, his simplistic approach to memoir writing could use more 'salt'.
Monday, March 25 2013
A heavily circulated image of a '60s era magazine article outline says quite a bit about journalist Gay Talese.
Tuesday, July 6 2010
A collection of 200-plus years of writing about the American theatre betrays a clear preference for the past over the present.
Sunday, November 15 2009
Content producers have the power to be whomever they want, but if they let themselves be dictated too much by factors like Google, page views, and ad revenue, they end up simply joining a droning, mundane chorus of mediocrity.
Sunday, August 2 2009
There’s an important message in Larry King's story: it’s good to be good, but it’s better to be lucky.