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The Fame Lunches

Francis Levy | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

There is an obligatory and routine sanctimony to op-ed columns mourning the loss of the celebrity who didn't make it. These antics usually last about...

A.O. Scott's "The Squeeze on the Middlebrow"

Francis Levy | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a recent Times Arts and Leisure piece, "The Squeeze on the Middle Brow" (NYT, 8/1/14). A.O. Scott takes aim at both Virginia Woolf and Dwight Macd...

Tempest in a Teapot

Francis Levy | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

All that was missing from the 200 member cast of the Public Theater's just completed three day run of The Tempest, at the Delacorte, was the old Parti...

Pioneering Cultural Historian Dies At 104

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.25.2012 | Books

Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in hi...

Pioneering Cultural Historian Dies At 104

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.25.2012 | Books

Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in hi...