On Michael Jackson’s talent.
Arts & Culture
Saturday, April 5
Thursday, April 3
“Every Sunday at my house … we watched The Ed Sullivan Show…. Whether we enjoyed it or not. That was my first lesson in show business. I don’t think anybody in the house particularly enjoyed it. We just watched it. Maybe that’s the purpose of television. You just turn it on and watch it whether you want to or not.”
Tuesday, April 1
Monday, March 31
Saturday, March 29
Friday, March 28
The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.
Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.
Thursday, March 27
A local reporter set out to profile the celebrated writer. He ended up lampooned in The New Yorker.
Excerpted from Updike.
Wednesday, March 26
The creators of some of the most distinctive craft beers in the world are identical twins from Denmark. They also can’t stand each other.
Previously: Jonah Weiner on the Longform Podcast.
Sunday, March 23
How legends of the American music industry made millions off the work of Solomon Linda, a Zulu tribesman who wrote “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and died a pauper.
Thursday, March 20
Wednesday, March 19
On the discovery of a billion dollars worth of artwork looted by Nazis in the cramped apartment of a Munich recluse.
A filmmaker goes to court to fight the television commercial break.