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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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Holding Still

Heat Wave

Michael Mann’s new book, which serves as both a prequel and a sequel to his classic 1995 film, brings back the heat

Always in Fashion

A major retrospective highlights the many sides of famed photographer William Klein

The First Couple of Pop Art

A Fistful of Donald

For $75, you too can buy a gaudy, gold-accented coffee-table book featuring all things Trump. Proceeds go to MAGA and Mar-a-Lago

Westward Hokum

How did Taylor Sheridan spin Yellowstone into America’s top-rated drama?

Back to Blaxploitation

Fish Out of Water

Purgatory Confidential

Once upon a Time in Tribeca

Halston’s Halcyon Days

The mononymous American designer behind Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hat gets the ending he deserves in Ryan Murphy’s new series

Broadway’s Light

Are We Clear?

Scientology TV picks up where Tom Cruise’s crusade against psychiatry left off

Monochrome Mania

Long Road Back

Deep-Sea V.R.-ing

Cinema Paradiso

Hear Them Roar

Susan Sontag, Germaine Greer, Norman Mailer, and others battle over “women’s lib” in a rarely seen documentary about the epic 1971 all-star debate

Open-Air Revival

Back to School

A nation of strivers under lockdown meets the à la carte subscription academy MasterClass

Screen Time

There in Spirit

London’s Chris Beetles Gallery launches “Spirit of England,” a weekly series of online exhibitions for browsing and buying

Screen Time

The shows to watch in the coming weeks, from a rejuvenated take on Project Runway to an L.A. detective series

Last Days of Disco