I just finished listening to an audiobook by Laraine Newman, who was one of the original stars of “Saturday Night Live” and is now among the most successful voice artists for animated movies and TV shows. Here’s my review.
When I heard that former Columbia Records president Walter Yetnikoff died Sunday (just days before his 88th birthday), I remembered the conversation I had with him in 2004 — one of my all-time favorites. You can listen to it here.
My review of the new biography of a showbiz legend who directed a huge number of classic productions on stage and screen — while struggling with cocaine addiction, multiple marriages, and Walter Matthau.
My review of a new book by comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff about Native American comedians, sketch performers, and teams which covers their successes and struggles against stereotypes, racism, and promoters.
I was sad to hear of the death at 91 of Norton Juster, author of what I consider the greatest book of all time, “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Here’s my little tribute to him and his classic work.
Here is my review of a fascinating book by Olga Khazan, “Weird: The Power of Being An Outsider In An Insider World,” which includes a great story about The Beatles.