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James Wolcott

James Wolcott is a columnist for AIR MAIL. He first gained national prominence as a columnist for The Village Voice in the the 1970s and later became Vanity Fair’s cultural critic, while also contributing to The New Yorker. He is the author of several books, including the memoir Lucking Out and Critical Mass, a collection of essays and reviews. Wolcott lives in New York with his wife, the dance and art critic Laura Jacobs.

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White House of Horrors

A scandal that prefigured today’s appalling Trump escapades. Plus: chasing, and catching, Cosby

Photographing the Other

Mayhem for the Ears

Hunted, a fast-paced mystery podcast by the mastermind behind Law & Order, stars Parker Posey


With disequilibrium the order of the day, some podcasts make smart, entertaining sense of it all

Paris Picture Show

Screen Time

Drop That Corn Dog

No platform is better suited for letting candidates bypass the hokey rituals of retail campaigning than the humble, motley podcast

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

There are worthwhile podcasts for both Brexiteers and Remainiacs. One is recorded in a pub

War Games

Sean Penn Picks a Pickled Pepper

Not Your Ordinary Radioactive Meatball

Also: true and true-enough crime series to latch on to, set in L.A. and N.Y.

Woodstock at 50


So many goodies, so little time. Which shows should
I be listening to, where to start, and how many chortling introductions can I take?