Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but while Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Coppola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film - aggressive, raw, and utterly original. Based on unprecedented access to the genre's major players, New York Times critic Jason Zinoman's Shock Value delivers the first definitive account of horror's golden age.
"A good listen, but narrow in scope"
In 2005, Dave Chappelle left show business at the height of his fame, giving up a small fortune and the hottest new television show in many years. In so doing, he transformed from being one of the greatest comics of his generation into one of the most enigmatic ever. In Searching for Dave Chappelle, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of The New York Times, sorts through the myriad theories and examines what happened to this singular artist.
"A Lot More Going on Than Four-Letter Words" is from the November 11, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Jason Zinoman and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Hating Hillary Clinton: Female Comics Skewer the Sexism of the Likability Trap" is from the October 9, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Jason Zinoman and narrated by Caroline Miller.