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On the 1962-1963 printers strike in New York that effectively shut down the seven biggest newspapers in the city, killed four of them, and made names for writers like Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe and Nora Ephron: A city without The New York Times inspired rage and scorn, ambivalence and relief. A ‘Talk of the Town’ […]

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The Girls creator remembers her friendship with Nora Ephron: Her advice was unparalleled. At one of our lunches this past January, I was sheepishly describing a male companion’s lack of support for my professional endeavors. She nodded in a very ‘don’t be stupid’ way, as if I already knew what I had to do: ‘You […]

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Nora Ephron on her uncle Hal, an inheritance, and working on a famous screenplay: My husband and I had recently bought a house in East Hampton, and the renovation had cost much more than we’d ever dreamed. There was nothing left for landscaping. I went outside and walked around the house. I mentally planted several […]