Top of the Stack
The Afterward to Rosenbaum’s 1998 masterpiece.
The Front Page
“In Sicily a mafioso’s widow gives his shotgun and boots to his heir. Here she oversees the distribution of bowling alleys, restaurants beauty parlors and parcels of real estate.”
“If Jack wanted Canada,” says a top movie agent, “some studio boss would buy it, paint it red and park it in his driveway.”
Zadie Smith takes us into the future and sends us back to the past. We bow to that.
When outsiders get too close to a White Citizens Council meeting in Montgomery, Alabama in the spring of 1960, “A Salute to Law and Order” takes on a whole new meaning.
The Simpson children one year later.
She sang in bars at 3, crowned herself “Waitress of the Week” in her scuffling days and hasn’t stopped reinventing herself yet.
In Which Murray Kempton Tries to Find “the Finger of God” in the Fumblings of Man.
“The Land” allows you to demand respect for your rights without deciding how much you respect anybody else’s.
“No, I don’t identify in my mind with criminals, but my exposure to them has helped my understanding.”—Mitchum
After years of great performances, Jeff Bridges lands his defining role.
A Profile of Lady Bird Johnson.