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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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Oscar Season

Mad, sad, and legendarily bad, Oscar Levant was the showbiz answer to Oscar Wilde. After being forgotten for decades, is Hollywood’s greatest wit ready for his comeback?

Before January 6, There Was Seven Days in May

J.F.K. was haunted by the book that outlined how a right-wing coup could happen in America. The movie still rivets audiences

The Spruce Deuce

Before Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, there was Howard Hughes and Jean Peters

The Flight of the “Concordski”

The espionage and secret history behind the Soviets’ attempt to build their own Concorde

Meditations on Crime

Listen and Read

Take a Seat!

Ann Getty’s storied tabletop collections are ripe for the bidding at Christie’s

Dreams in Progress

A new book celebrates Hollywood’s greatest behind-the-scenes photographer

Life Imitates Bruce Wagner

The true oral history of a fake oral history—and an audiobook that would make Pirandello proud

Lighter than Air

Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 short, “The Red Balloon,” is high art for all ages

Beauty Secrets of the Dead

Everybody who’s anybody—including fictional characters such as Succession’s Logan Roy—stops in at Frank E. Campbell’s eventually

Exiled in Style

Picasso, Chaplin, Churchill, Woolf—they all came to Villa Mauresque, in Cap Ferrat, W. Somerset Maugham’s well-appointed refuge from England’s sodomy laws

Far from Mount Rushmore

Bigger than Life

Tragedy! Triumph! Tinsel! One hundred years of the Hollywood sign