Lineup for January 28th, 2009

Adam Begley looks at the work of John Updike and shares some personal memories of the man. Leon Neyfakh talks with the writer’s friends and colleagues and James Kaplan tells of his own 1990 Updike encounter. Plus: An Editorial Remembrance

Leon Neyfakh wonders Why Do Young Male Writers Love Icky, Tough Guy Deadbeats?

Felix Gillette writes about CBS News producer Susan Zirinsky, the inspiration for Holly Hunter’s Jane Craig in Broadcast News.

Plus: Joel Lovell, GQ‘s Anti-Jim CramerAndrea Mitchell: Gay IconThe Hipster Rent Boys of New York.