Leo Braudy

Leo Braudy is university professor at the University of Southern California and the author of The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History and The Hollywood Sign, from which this article is adapted, among other books.

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March 17 2011 6:49 AMA History of the Hollywood SignHow an advertisement for a housing development came to represent the movies.
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Jan. 27 2015 6:07 PM How the Koch Brothers Could Make, Break, or Reshape Republican Politics in 2016 Charles and David Koch are putting $900 million into the 2016 race. How they can make, break, or reshape Republican politics. 
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Jurisprudence
Jan. 27 2015 11:18 AM Slate Voice: “American Liar” Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.