Adam Langer


Lauren Bacall's 7 Greatest Moments

By Adam Langer

Lauren Bacall's 7 Greatest Moments
From Humphrey Bogart’s sparring partner to the grand-dame of Hollywood cinema, Lauren Bacall’s career spanned generations in film and theater. These are 7 of her finest moments.Read More


How and Why We Mourn Robin Williams

By Adam Langer

How and Why We Mourn Robin Williams
In films by Paul Mazursky and Woody Allen and on TV as Mork, Robin Williams embodied a quintessential outsider’s perspective. Adam Langer recalls the legacy of the late comedian.Read More


Eli Wallach's 10 Greatest Roles (A Completely Biased List)

By Adam Langer

Eli Wallach's 10 Greatest Roles (A Completely Biased List)
Eli Wallach was best known for playing villains like Calvera in ‘The Magnificent Seven.’ But his legendary career demonstrated truly impressive range.Read More


A Remembrance of Eli Wallach

By Adam Langer

A Remembrance of Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach was best known for all the big screen roles he played. But Adam Langer, who edited Wallach’s autobiography, remembers the man for the human being he was.Read More


Canceling 'Death of Klinghoffer' Opera Broadcast Elitist and Naive

By Adam Langer

Canceling 'Death of Klinghoffer' Opera Broadcast Elitist and Naive
Some are cheering the Met’s decision to cancel its simulcast of John Adams’s opera ‘The Death of Klinghoffer.’ But Adam Langer says we shouldn’t be quite so enthusiastic.Read More






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