and happy we’ll be, beyond the sea…
Cover for the 1892 Marshall Field’s Holiday Catalogue
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me myself I got nothing to prove
Actor Robert Redford speaks to Terry Gross about how he almost wasn’t cast in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the film that made him “iconic:”When it first came up, because of the age difference between Paul [Newman] and I, which was like 12, 13 years, and he was really well known and I was not well known. … The studio did not want me … and they tried everything to keep me out of the film. It was 20th Century Fox. I think it was Paul Newman and William Goldman, the writer, and George that stood up for me against the studio. … When I met Paul he was very generous and he said, “I’ll do it with Redford.” I never forgot that. … He and I, in the course of that film became really, really good friends.
This week, we let Amy and Tina take over EW — and they clearly took the job very seriously, as you can see from their opening letter to readers:
"If you are reading this ‘Letter From the Guest Editors,’ it probably means you have read all the other parts of the magazine at least five times and are in some kind of isolated and desperate situation. If it’s a bathroom emergency, try elevating your feet on an upturned wastebasket. If you are in the trunk of a drug lord’s car, try doing that thing Walter White does where he throws chemicals at the ground and they explode."
The Christmas Song - Jane Krakowski, Elaine Stritch & Alec Baldwin.