Writer William Goldman died this week — he had an outsized influence on films, and the way we talk to each other. Scott Simon remembers the screenwriting giant. Transcript (SOUNDBITE OF BURT BACHARACH'S
The late Ed Berger was a superb photographer, jazz historian, basketball player, Honeymooners fan, a devoted friend and collector of all things Benny Carter and was a good friend with a wry sense of humor.
Q: Which books best examine the nature of loneliness? Thomas Edwards, 21, third year student of international relations at Exeter University Alex Clark, critic, writer and broadcaster, writes: You might
William Goldman, who won Academy Awards for his screenplays for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and who, despite being one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters,
Sigrid Nunez won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for her novel “The Friend,” which centers on a lonely writer who takes comfort after her friend commits suicide in caring for his
The fiery, beguiling stories in Taeko Kōno’s collection Toddler Hunting and Other Stories are vertiginous tightrope walks between two planes of reality. Kōno (1926–2015) wrote these stories between 1961
The Red Garland Quintet and John Coltrane recorded High Pressure #onthisday in 1957. The album, which was recorded on the Prestige label, features performances by Donald Byrd, George Joyner, and Art Taylor.
More secrets of the recording of the White Album by the Beatles are emerging as it again climbs charts around the world. Producer Chris Thomas and engineer Ken Scott have been speaking about the double
“To this day, I don’t like people walking on stage not looking good. You have to look good. If you feel special about yourself then you’re going to play special." Benny Goodman, pictured with Stan Getz