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Andy Warhol Reading List

In celebration of the iconic Pop artist’s birthday, we’ve rounded up four titles that highlight the extensive catalogue of Andy Warhol and breathe new life into the man behind the… READ MORE

Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Shing-Tung Yau— My father’s death hit me hard, throwing me into an unfamiliar state in which I felt a weird mixture of things, all unpleasant, all at the same time…. READ MORE

Who Was Ben Hecht?

Who Was Ben Hecht?

Adina Hoffman— Ben Hecht was “a genius,” Jean-Luc Godard declared in 1968. “He invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today.” He “wrote stories—and he made history,”… READ MORE

David Garrick and the Club

David Garrick and the Club

Leo Damrosch— When I got the idea of telling the story of a famous eighteenth-century club that called itself simply “the Club,” I knew that there were incredibly rich resources… READ MORE

Ep. 69 – Ben Hecht

Ep. 69 – Ben Hecht

A look at the life of Ben Hecht, screenwriter, reporter, playwright, novelist, and Jewish activist whose influence is still felt today. YaleUniversity · Ben Hecht Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher… READ MORE

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Molly Haskell— Bridge of Spies, Spielberg’s 2015 Cold War thriller and Academy Award nominee, is based on the exchange of prisoners following the 1960 U-2 incident. Full of meticulous period… READ MORE

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