William H. Pritchard

Florenz Ziegfeld and beauty contestants (ca. 1925)

Really Big Show

The Broadway impresario’s ‘maelstrom of mirth.’

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Saul Bellow (1962)

On His Way

The irresistible rise of Saul Bellow.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Mary Stuart, Lynn Loring, Karl Weber in ‘Search for Tomorrow’ (1955)

One Man’s Meat

Finding sustenance in the afternoon serials

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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The writer as celebrity, and vice versa

Stormin’ Norman

The writer as celebrity, and vice versa

Dec 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Edward St. Aubyn

The Jaundiced Eye

An English satirical talent hits his stride

Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Symmes Gate, Williams College

Learn and Live

Doth this ex-Ivy Leaguer protest too much?

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Duke Ellington (seated) and the band (ca. 1940)

Take the ‘E’ Train

A definitive life of the great American composer.

May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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katherine messenger

Updike’s Story

Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Jack Oakie, Loretta Young, Clark Gable in ‘The Call of the Wild’ (1935)

The Ice Palace

Jack London’s thousand words a day.

Jan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Toscanini in action, 1944

A Complete Maestro

The Indian summer of the Great Conductor on 85 discs.

Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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John Updike, 1994

Teller of Tales

The definitive Updike, in two volumes.

Oct 21, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 07 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in 'Mr. and Mrs. Bridge' (1990)

Portrait of a Lady

A second look at Evan S. Connell's domestic masterpiece.

Feb 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 23 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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