Friday, May 30 2014
What was Van Vechten really writing about during the Harlem Renaissance; black culture as it existed in its own right, or how he viewed it through his own complicated prism?
Tuesday, December 9 2008
Sinuous, dynamic, and utterly compelling, Doc remembers the man as his own lifelong project.
Sunday, January 13 2008
Regarding the Kennedy assassination, Norman Mailer describes an utterly "American" problem and seeming solution, the simultaneous determination and inability to believe.
Friday, November 30 2007
The question at the center of Oswald's Ghost is less about facts and figures, the unsolved case, than it is about perception.
Sunday, January 28 2007
Who needs another book on Hitler? Even one by Norman Mailer?
Friday, February 11 2005
Inside Deep Throat is less interested in the film's making than in its cultural and political fallouts.
Sunday, January 1 1995
'Keep the River on Your Right' is an exemplary piece of documentary filmmaking. Not only do the writer-directors narrate the life of a truly remarkable and complex individual, they also give Schneebaum much latitude in narrating his own life.