As Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times contemplates a race for governor, examples set by Upton Sinclair, Gore Vidal, and Norman Mailer do not bode well. H.L. Mencken, Ezra Pound, Theodore Dreiser and Dorothy Parker all weigh in….

The news out of Oregon today: resident, popular author, and longtime…

“The Beginning or the End” explores the startling story of the first movie on the atomic bomb, from MGM, and how Truman and the Pentagon sabotaged it to defend the use of the new weapon — and building bigger ones.

Update, October 2021: The book has been awarded one of…

Early acclaim for new documentary, now streaming free for all via festival in Rio after world premiere. “It is the visual equivalent of John Hersey’s classic 1946 New Yorker article and Hiroshima book,” one reviewer writes.

My first film Atomic Cover-up received its world premiere a few months back at…

Since meeting The Boss in Sing Sing Prison

Forty-eight years ago this month I got a phone call at my office at the legendary Crawdaddy, where I served as #2 editor for nearly the entire 1970s, that would change my life, for several years, anyway. It was from a fast-talking…

A close encounter at their “Saturday Night Fever” peak.

by Greg Mitchell

With a surprising number of people (myself included) watching and enjoying the new Bee Gees documentary airing this month over HBO, I thought I would depart from my usual obsessions to take a lighter look back at my encounter with the…

Greg Mitchell

Author of “The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood — and America — Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” and 11 previous books, including “The Tunnels.”

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