Why We Shouldn’t Fear Joker
October 10, 2019
Everyone Can Benefit from Dreyer’s English — Especially Scholars
February 12, 2019
The Women Who Knew Howard Hughes
November 21, 2018
Into the Archives: On “Letters from Hollywood”
Chris Yogerst reviews a revealing collection of letters from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Mel Brooks, Boomer’s Comedian
Mel Brooks looked for boundaries to cross and conventions to subvert, but his best work rarely came from crossing social and political boundaries.
The Most Powerful Person in Hollywood Without a Studio
The most powerful man in Hollywood didn’t make movies. He was a shady journalist.
How Stan Lee Became the Man Behind Marvel
Chris Yogerst on Bob Batchelor's recent biography of the comic book legend.
Hollywood, Los Angeles Spies, and the Underground Battle Against Hitler
Two new books tell the story of how one alarmed volunteer in L.A.’s Jewish community helped take down Nazi spies in the years leading up to World War II.
The Real and the Imagined in Douglas Rushkoff’s “Aleister & Adolf”
"Aleister & Adolf" emphasizes the importance of understanding how messages are created, how they are used, and how they persist over time.