The Nose On The Death Of The Celebrity Profile, Chevy Chase, And 'The Land Of Steady Habits'

Sep 21, 2018

The celebrity profile is dead. Or dying, at least, according to The New York Times. Case in point: the Times's own terrible profile of the great Maya Rudolph. Counterpoint: The Washington Post's fascinating, and self-eviscerating, profile of the formerly great Chevy Chase.

And: Nicole Holofcener's new movie is a Netflix adaptation of Ted Thompson's novel of the same name, The Land of Steady Habits. You'll never guess where it's set. (Actually, you might not. I'm pretty sure it's never said in the movie, and they shot it in Tarrytown, New York. But it's meant to be Westport, Conn., which is why The Nose is covering it.)

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:


  • Jim Chapdelaine - An Emmy Award-winning musician, producer, composer, and recording engineer; patient advocate for people with rare cancers
  • Jacques Lamarre - Playwright; senior project manager at Buzz Engine
  • Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.