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Tom T. Hall’s wanderings in search of inspiration ceased Friday when he died at age 85. The best of the songs he left behind take chances, confront grown-up dilemmas, and bear the stamp of a literary sensibility.
In Which We Learn the Truth about Hitler and the Beautiful People
Arthur Miller, Lion in Winter
Which Doobie, You-be?
Why this novel by Vladimir Nabokov was the “Novel of the 20th Century”
The first Broadway production of Mamet’s masterpiece was no sure thing.
How one of the great actors of his era went underground in the 1980s.
Ever wonder which books get stolen most from bookstores? Some will surprise you.
“Portnoy’s Complaint” by Philip Roth Looms as a Wild Blue Shocker and the American Novel of the Sixties
Philip Roth on the verge of celebrity.
Libby Holman, the consummate torch singer, never understood why almost every man she touched died violently. She had the opposite of the Midas touch, but lived a fascinating, doomed life.
“Hello, I’m from journalism. I’ve come to inspect you. Take off your clothes and lie down.”