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For many, disgraced financier Bernie Madoff’s story was a tragedy. But not for writers, including Woody Allen, who debuted with a bevy of Madoff-inspired scripts this year.
Woody Allen’s latest film, ‘Blue Jasmine,’ alludes to the Madoff scandal and the 2008 recession. It also echoes the plot and characters of Tennessee Williams’s ‘Streetcar Named Desire.’
The reputations of talk show hosts do not have a particularly long shelf life. How many people under the age of 40 recall Jack Paar? Who under 25 knows Johnny Carson? But Stephen Battaglio’s new biography, “David Susskind: A Televised Life,” makes the case for remembering an impresario who brought a brash exuberance to the rough-and-tumble of ideas and social issues.