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  You were six when we saw the news that a young actor had killed himself. I mentioned I had interviewed him at the start of his career. You demanded: “Why did you let him kill himself!”     A year before, when King Kong died at the end of the movie, you asked, crying […]


In recent years it seems anything can be the subject of comedy—even on television, at least on cable. And, of course, much of the reality we find ourselves in richly deserves restorative mockery. But an experience I had in the 1990s suggests that some topics will—or should—always be off-limits to comedy. For a couple of […]