Remembering David McCullough – The Atlantic

Remembering David McCullough – The Atlantic

Two years ago, I happened to come across an interview with David McCullough in the Vineyard Gazette, his hometown newspaper. I still have it, printed out and placed in a folder in my desk drawer. I kept it because, as was so often the case, McCullough had said something that I wanted to remember. “There … Read more

Mike Judge’s Secret Art of Satire

Mike Judge’s Secret Art of Satire

On March 8, 1993, “Beavis and Butt-Head” premiered on MTV. The show’s title characters—two gross, immature, violent, strangely lovable, and very American teen-agers—were like little else onscreen. Each episode involved the pair idling around their Texas town, indulging in petty acts of vandalism and moronic conversations. In between these adventures, they watched TV and made … Read more

Diane Keaton Spills Details on Why She Has Dated So Many of Her Co-Stars

Diane Keaton Spills Details on Why She Has Dated So Many of Her Co-Stars

Diane Keaton is sitting in the rooftop bar of one of Rome’s most exclusive hotels. She is offered a glass of water but wrinkles her nose. “I think we’ll have a real drink,” says the 76-year-old Oscar-winner before two glasses of Lillet, a French aperitif, arrive at the table. As we clink our glasses in … Read more