Top of the Stack
Craft Beats Art by a T.K.O. Leonard Gardner on location during the filming of “Fat City.”
The Front Page
Our favorite artist to come out of Pittsburgh—and no, it ain’t Andy Warhol.
Pauline Kael was the most loved, hated, and talked about film critic who ever lived.
This is one of our favorite celebrity profiles—from the master, Helen Dudar.
Omaha Beach After D-Day.
Billy Bucks was as good as a ballplayer can be without being a hell of a ballplayer.
When they were filming One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at a mental hospital, it took a true connoisseur to tell cast from cuckoos
The art of storytelling, continued.
Sex and love in the time of Magic.
“There’s the public sexual confrontation of eating someone’s clothes. There’s the absurdity of it. And, of course, I always try to make the food taste good.”
Miss Didion surely deserves a wide audience among those readers who may still be turned on by such qualities as grace, sophistication, nuance, irony and, as Miss Didion observed in another context, “what used to be called character.”
John O’Hara exaggerated the externals of American life because he personally was so smitten by them, and this is surely one reason why his reputation has shrunk to a husk of what it once was.
A chat with a shrink, a bartender, a hairdresser, a priest, and a switchboard operator to find out the things people tell them.