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Q&A: Comedy Legend Barry Crimmins, Star Of The New Doc Call Me Lucky

Bobcat Goldthwait’s career as a director (Shakes the Clown, God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad) continues to reduce our memory of him as a comedian and actor (Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol). His latest film, Call Me Lucky, is a…

Q&A: Nathan, A Bloodhound That Did Not Win The Westminster Dog Show

Another year, another February; another parade of dogs coming to a gray and bitter New York in hopes of winning the big ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Of all this year's upsets, few were as touching as the toppling of Flessner's International S'Cess, a handsome bloodhound from Maryland who won Best…

Q&A: John Carpenter On His New Album, And The New Images In His Head

There's no professional reason for John Carpenter to release new movies or music these days. The director-writer-producer-composer—who's shot, financed, and/or scored dozens of lauded cult films, including 1981's Escape From New York, 1982's The Thing, and 1988's They Live—has earned plenty of respect and more…

David Letterman's 1984 Playboy Interview. A Candid Conversation with the Comedy Genius In His Youth

One of the greatest comic voices and broadcasters of the last 50 years has decided to call it a day. David Letterman announced his retirement today. We had our first Playboy Interview with Dave in 1984, back before Leno and the late night wars, back before CBS, back before the scandals, back when he was the crown…

A Candid Conversation with Roone Arledge, Sports Broadcasting Visionary

As the Super Bowl seamlessly transitions into the Winter Olympics this year, we wanted to revisit the man who made sports such a spectacle in the first place. No single person had more impact on the way we watch sports today than Roone Arledge. He was the original producer of the Wide World of Sports, the creator of …

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