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Sam Kashner

Sam Kashner is a Writer at Large for AIR MAIL. He has written extensively for Vanity Fair and is the author of several books including Sinatralandand the memoir When I Was Cool. With Ash Carter, Kashner, who lives in New York, is a co-author of Life Isn’t Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends.

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The Pleasures of Phil Ochs

Groucho’s Dinner with T. S. Eliot

Comedy meets tragedy over roast beef in London

A Tale of Two Brothers

How Herman and Joe Mankiewicz won and lost the Hollywood dream

Black and White and Read All over the South

How a comic book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rallied 1960s civil-rights fighters, including John Lewis

Sub Human

A horrific end awaits a promising young journalist when she goes to meet an eccentric inventor in the dark waters off the coast of Copenhagen

Photo by Bachrach

A Who’s Who of the 20th century wanted their portrait taken at one family-run studio

The Woman in the Window

The American photographer Ruth Orkin did her best work without ever leaving the house

Too Close for Comfort

In HBO’s The Plot Against America, from the Philip Roth novel, the present-day parallels are profoundly disturbing

Act Two

In 1963, Mike Nichols was a 31-year-old former comedian with no immediate prospects. Then he met Neil Simon. A new book recounts what happened next, in the words of the key players

There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame

Helen Mirren brings something special to every performance. But for HBO’s Catherine the Great, she also draws on her own White Russian roots

Candice Bergen, Star Reporter

A “very lucky” actor and the photojournalism career that got away

Queen of Muses

The always extraordinary Patricia Clarkson on Sharp Objects, portraying difficult characters, and the correct way to make jambalaya

The Accused