James Wolcott

journalist and cultural critic

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Novelist, journalist and cultural critic who has written for Esquire, Harper's and the New Yorker, he also blogs at Vanity Fair

James Wolcott on KCRW

James Wolcott: Critical Mass

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James Wolcott: Lucking Out

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James Wolcott: Attack Poodles and Other Media Mutants

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