by Conor Friedersdorf
The headline in Mr. Weiner's effort is an allusion to the famous Gay Talese piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold." It's taught in journalism schools as an early example of New Journalism, and a demonstration of what can be produced when a profile subject refuses to cooperate. This celebrity profile of Val Kilmer is my favorite ever, largely due to the exchange between subject and writer on method acting, which is the most hilarious example of Socratic interviewing in the history of the craft.
Quintessential example of a celebrity profile here.
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