Top of the Stack
Michael O’Donoghue was known as the sicko of Seventies comedy, a man who set out to disturb his audience on a primal level then dared them to laugh anyway.
The Front Page
Lee, Elaine, Joan, Helen, Grace and the Ninth Street women at the heart of the scene when New York became the art capitol of the world.
“I’m curious about what makes people behave the way they do. Trying to figure that out is really fun—trying to get it right. Sometimes people can explain themselves to you, but not usually.”
How Lauren Bacall left the past behind and earned her Applause.
In Hollywood, you have to be a little berserk to keep from going berserk.
Knocking ’em back with the ultimate writer’s writer.
It takes time, practice, patience and money to learn the difference between the truly boring and the spuriously dreary.
Being a sex symbol isn’t all it’s cracked-up to be.
There was no pop in his fastball, no drop in his curve, but Greg Maddux used his smarts to become the best pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Down but not out with the greatest publisher of the 20th Century.
Forever Presidential, Joe Biden, Delaware Democrat, Goes For Broke Against Robert Bork.
Jay Lovinger, the Yoda of magazine writing, and the invisible art of editing.
In 1992 Donna Tartt’s first novel created a sensation in the literary world. Tartt was a throwback, a T.S. Eliot freak with a southern-gothic past, as well as a breakaway talent.