Nora Ephron

Review: Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' is great news

Review: Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' is great news

NEW YORK — In the program for "Lucky Guy," the play Nora Ephron raced to complete before her death last year, there's a note by the author titled "Journalism: A Love Story."

That's a pretty good description of the drama, Ephron's valentine to New York City's smoke-filled, hangover-zonked newsrooms during the fierce tabloid wars of the 1980s and '90s.

This was the period when racial tensions were soaring, the crack epidemic was in full swing and the streets were so tough it wasn't always easy to tell the good guys from the bad. Chronicling this tumult were three pugnacious newspapers — the New York Post, the New York Daily News and the newcomer, New York...

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