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Mar 27, 2013

Born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Kansas City, where Orthodox Jews were thin on the ground, Ed Asner is an Army veteran, athlete, political progressive and much admired actor. Best known to people Randy's age as Lou Grant, a new generation discovered him as the voice of Carl Frederickson in the animated feature Up....

Mar 20, 2013

One of America’s most beloved illustrators, Maira Kalman has drawn for
children, with Max Stravinsky, the poet-dog; for adults, in the New
Yorker; and for dancers, who share qualities of both, in creating sets
for Mark Morris. She's illustrated the new edition of The Elements of
Style, been a “visual columnist”...

Mar 13, 2013

James Shapiro is a Shakespeare scholar at Columbia University. His newest book is Contested Will.