James Kaplan has been writing about people and ideas in business and popular culture for over three decades. His essays and reviews, as well as more than a hundred major profiles of figures ranging from Madonna to Helen Gurley Brown, Calvin Klein to John Updike, Miles Davis to Meryl Streep, and Arthur Miller to Larry David, have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York.

Notable profiles:

Arthur Miller, Vanity Fair, November 1999

Jerry Lewis: The New Yorker, February 7, 2000

Larry David: The New Yorker, January 19, 2004

Jimmy Van Heusen: Vanity Fair’s Movies Rock, December 2007