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Jul 30, 2014

It's tough to choose only a few examples from his years of designing so much so prominently, but we might cite the Portland Building, an early expression of post-modernism, and the elegant toilet brush he did for Target. That is, he values good design on the grand scale and in ordinary life. In 2003, he contracted...

Jul 23, 2014

She is the senior art critic for the New York Times; he is the senior art critic for New York magazine. They stride across the art world like colossi or perhaps colossuses, depending on your preference - astute, eloquent, wedded collossi. They joined us for a rare joint appearance on stage at the New York Academy of...

Jul 19, 2014

Sean was a founding editor of the National Lampoon who went on to write for children's television, including The Magic Schoolbus and Shining Time Station. I bonded with his son, Chris, when we both wrote for Michael Moore's TV show, an unpalatable experience from which Chris recovered sufficiently to become the head...

Jul 9, 2014

The writer and performer of two off-Broadway shows, she was a regular on The View, and an Emmy-winning writer and producer for Rosie O'Donnell. All very impressive. But what I like about her: she is an anthropologist of post-war suburban Jewish life - my life, the world I grew up in - which she observes acutely, like...

Jul 2, 2014

He is the creator of Boardwalk Empire, who this year was nominated for an Oscar for writing Wolf of Wall Street.  She was Oscar-nominated for producing Dallas Buyers Club, and she won. Pretty impressive couple. Pretty good year. We spoke on Shakespeare's birthday, on stage at the JCC in Manhattan.