I Learned How to Swim Before I Knew The History


With Simone Manuel’s historic individual gold medal in swimming, Ken reflects back to learning how to swim as a kid and the history behind why this moment is so important to him.

Billy Wilder's Œuvre Total, Part 7


A dramatic analysis of what might be Michael Holland’s favorite Wilder meet-cute: Bud and Fran in The Apartment.

Oeuvre Total Part 6: Billy Wilder, Giant Killer


The narrator of a Billy Wilder movie.

How Billy Wilder invented 70s movies in the 50s.

In Extremis


Humanity remembered: one night on the way to Staten Island.

"Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?"


Leon Russom as King Lear, photographed by Shelby Barr

Critic as doer; Shakespeare as critic; Russom as Lear.