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David Milch, Spin Doctor

David Milch, Spin Doctor

In the midst of lunch, during the heyday of “NYPD Blue,” David Milch holds forth on Chekov, heroin, horse racing and gambling—a few of his favorite things.

The Front Page

The Heidi Chronicle

A horrible stunt accident left her a quadriplegic in 1980, but Heidi von Beltz was determined to walk again—and party with Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Ray Liotta, and her legion of Hollywood friends

The Cheerleaders

The town is shaken up very badly. But little does anyone dream that Scott Pace’s death will be the beginning of one of the strangest high school tragedies of all time.

The Brady Offensive

Sarah Brady was all proper Republican gentility. Her husband, James, severely disabled in the Reagan assassination attempt ten years ago, a hellfire political operative. Together they became the most potent partnership in the uphill battle for gun control.

Poison Pen and Ink

Thompson turned himself into a totem of his own invention, and spent his days rattling the bars formed by the cage of his celebrity. His illustrator tries to put the best possible light on the matter, but betrayed and appalled, he can’t.

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