Things I learned about author James Salter while reading Nick Paumgarten's excellent profile of him in The New Yorker:
"He has been known to sing 'American Pie' to clams when he shucks them."
"He measures out his martinis precisely, down to a ritual drop of Worcestershire."
"He always diligently ... More >>
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August 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 31
films in focus
By Andrew Sarris
Cinema, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. "THE CANDIDATE," for example. (I couldn't.) It so happens that I find myself more in critical harmony with Bella Abzug's ... More >>