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Andy Kaufman Gets Illustrated in ‘Is This Guy for Real?’

Around 2010, I worked at a coffee shop for a man who believed Andy Kaufman was still alive. It had been a generation since Kaufman’s apparent death, in 1984, from lung cancer. My old manager isn’t alone, either; Kaufman’s career onstage [...]

By Harry Waksberg

NBC Orders an Amy Poehler-Produced Pilot from Aseem Batra

Amy Poehler is producing a single-cam pilot in the works at NBC. According to Deadline, the network has given a pilot order to an untitled comedy written by Batra (Scrubs, The Cleveland Show, Marlon) and produced by Poehler and Julie Anne [...]

By Megh Wright

Will Zadie Smith Ever Feel Free?

Her new collection of essays brings to an end a 15-year psychodrama period for her writing.

By Christian Lorentzen