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(October 19, 1938- ) Born in Milan, Italy; raised mainly in Danbury, Connecticut. Educated at Bryn Mawr (B.A., 1959), the Sorbonne (D.d'E.S., 1961), and Harvard (M.A., 1962); later earned a law degree at Yale. Worked as New Yorker writer and reporter for twenty years beginning in 1962. Also served as New York Times film critic (1968-69) and taught theater and film at Hunter College of the City University of New York (1972-73). Author of Toward a Radical Middle: Fourteen Pieces of Reporting and Criticism (1969), A Year in the Dark: Journal of a Film Critic, 1968-69 (1970), Speedboat (1976, novel), Pitch Dark (1983, novel), Reckless Disregard: Westmoreland v. CBS et al.; Sharon v. Time (1986), Politics and Media: Essays (1988), Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker (1999), Private Capacity (2000), and Canaries in the Mineshaft: Essays on Politics and Media (2001).