Top of the Stack
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.
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A previously unpublished look at Martin Scorsese as he promoted “Mean Streets” in the fall of 1973.
What becomes a legend most? The unsinkable Jacqueline Susann.
Three scenes from Max Miller’s brilliant book that Joyce Wadler used to give all her young reporters.
The landmark New Journalism essay about Krim’s Crack-Up.
A reporter’s account of the Emmett Till trial—An American Tragedy.
Robert Weaver makes like Joseph Cornell and everybody wins.
The cinematic brilliance of Julian Allen.
E Jean hangs with the all-American rocker in the thick of his Pink Houses prime.
Wells is a genuine phenomenon, an American and a woman who suddenly occupies a stellar position as a critic in a trade dominated by French men.
Meryl Streep and the great Raul Julia in “A Taming of the Shrew” for the ages.
When quitting your day job is a brilliant career move.
Craft Beats Art by a T.K.O. Leonard Gardner on location during the filming of “Fat City.”