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Is Jennifer O’Neill Bankable?

I overnighted my 109-page script, hoping to hear from the model and actress in a month, but I wasn’t holding my breath. Turned out she loved everything about it — and wanted to direct the movie.

Nov 29, 2018
Progressives and Climate

With the recent election delivering control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats, it’s time to explore a solution to climate change that appeals to conservatives and deserves support from progressives.

Dec 6, 2018
Jim Lubetkin in 1968 outside his barracks at Long Binh, Vietnam, America’s largest military facility outside the United States. These women, along with thousands of other Vietnamese, would work at the base during daylight hours and return to their nearby villages at night. Christmas in Vietnam

The holiday season in a war zone, 50 years ago this month. We were separated from those we loved and detached from the daily events in American life that would make 1968 the most tumultuous year in recent American history.

Dec 13, 2018
Carol Stanley, the great-niece of then-East Hampton Village Mayor Judson Banister, was captured taking in the sea in this 1946 photo. For Love of the Sea

A 1946 photograph triggers a flood of happy memories of summer days at a former East Hampton Village mayor’s camp on Three Mile Harbor.

Sep 20, 2018
This photo of the New York City subway system’s Eighth  Avenue line was taken in 1974, in many ways a golden age of waiting. Make America Wait Again

So much good can be found online in a flash, yet there is a fundamental virtue being damaged. Patience.

Sep 27, 2018
Mick Jagger playing Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1982. When You Think About Mick

Why the hell isn't Mick Jagger ever thought of as a great lyricist? Another singer-songwriter makes the case.

Oct 4, 2018
Love and Hate in the Library

It’s 1975, I’m 16 years old, and one day I’m going to write a great book, “How to Understand Students.” It’ll help clueless adults in encouraging kids to read — the good stuff, exciting and cool books that relate to our lives.

Apr 25, 2019