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01The Actor's Life20140929

1. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this first Essay he recalls, the freedom, joy and absurdity of the actor's life and his encounter with the most famous theatre director of the time, Peter Brook.

01The Actor's Life20140929

1. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this first Essay he recalls, the freedom, joy and absurdity of the actor's life and his encounter with the most famous theatre director of the time, Peter Brook.

01Trip Sheets: The Actor's Life20140929

01Trip Sheets: The Actor's Life2014092920160516 (R3)

1. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this first Essay he recalls, the freedom, joy and absurdity of the actor's life and his encounter with the most famous theatre director of the time, Peter Brook.

01Trip Sheets: The Actor's Life2014092920160516 (R3)

1. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this first Essay he recalls, the freedom, joy and absurdity of the actor's life and his encounter with the most famous theatre director of the time, Peter Brook.

02Philip Roth20140930

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York at its wildest during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this edition, he recalls an encounter with the author Philip Roth.

02Philip Roth20140930

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York at its wildest during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this edition, he recalls an encounter with the author Philip Roth.

02Trip Sheets: Philip Roth20140930

02Trip Sheets: Philip Roth2014093020160517 (R3)

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York at its wildest during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this edition, he recalls an encounter with the author Philip Roth.

02Trip Sheets: Philip Roth2014093020160517 (R3)

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York at its wildest during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to a time when now-influential cultural figures moonlighted as cabbies, when New York City was as a place of violence, arson and near economic collapse - but also of artistic ferment. And he remembers the artistic celebrities he picked up in the back of his cab. After each cab journey he was obliged to fill in his "trip sheet".

In this edition, he recalls an encounter with the author Philip Roth.

03The Bronx20141001

There are 8 million stories in the Naked City and New York cab driver's know more of them than most. In the 1970s, writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi through the city at its wildest

"The Bronx is burning" summarized New York in the 1970s, because much of that poor borough really was on fire. In this Essay, Michael Goldfarb recalls his family's connections to the Bronx and driving his taxicab through the smouldering ruins.

03The Bronx20141001

There are 8 million stories in the Naked City and New York cab driver's know more of them than most. In the 1970s, writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi through the city at its wildest

"The Bronx is burning" summarized New York in the 1970s, because much of that poor borough really was on fire. In this Essay, Michael Goldfarb recalls his family's connections to the Bronx and driving his taxicab through the smouldering ruins.

03Trip Sheets: The Bronx20141001

03Trip Sheets: The Bronx2014100120160518 (R3)

There are 8 million stories in the Naked City and New York cab driver's know more of them than most. In the 1970s, writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi through the city at its wildest

"The Bronx is burning" summarized New York in the 1970s, because much of that poor borough really was on fire. In this Essay, Michael Goldfarb recalls his family's connections to the Bronx and driving his taxicab through the smouldering ruins.

03Trip Sheets: The Bronx2014100120160518 (R3)

There are 8 million stories in the Naked City and New York cab driver's know more of them than most. In the 1970s, writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi through the city at its wildest

"The Bronx is burning" summarized New York in the 1970s, because much of that poor borough really was on fire. In this Essay, Michael Goldfarb recalls his family's connections to the Bronx and driving his taxicab through the smouldering ruins.

04The Artistic Scene20141002

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to the days when he filled in his "trip sheets".

In this edition, Michael looks through the windscreen of his taxicab at the unofficial social policy that led to arson and population decline in 1970s New York and its unintended consequence: a flowering of the artistic scene.

04The Artistic Scene20141002

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to the days when he filled in his "trip sheets".

In this edition, Michael looks through the windscreen of his taxicab at the unofficial social policy that led to arson and population decline in 1970s New York and its unintended consequence: a flowering of the artistic scene.

04Trip Sheets: The Artistic Scene20141002

04Trip Sheets: The Artistic Scene2014100220160519 (R3)

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to the days when he filled in his "trip sheets".

In this edition, Michael looks through the windscreen of his taxicab at the unofficial social policy that led to arson and population decline in 1970s New York and its unintended consequence: a flowering of the artistic scene.

04Trip Sheets: The Artistic Scene2014100220160519 (R3)

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi cab in New York during the 70s while he pursued an acting career. In five essays, he looks back to the days when he filled in his "trip sheets".

In this edition, Michael looks through the windscreen of his taxicab at the unofficial social policy that led to arson and population decline in 1970s New York and its unintended consequence: a flowering of the artistic scene.

05Trip Sheets: Changes20141003

05Trip Sheets: Changes2014100320160520 (R3)

In his final Essay reminiscence about his life cab driving in 1970s New York, Michael Goldfarb looks at changes in the taxi industry and the city since then and remembers a cab encounter with legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz.

05Trip Sheets: Changes2014100320160520 (R3)

In his final Essay reminiscence about his life cab driving in 1970s New York, Michael Goldfarb looks at changes in the taxi industry and the city since then and remembers a cab encounter with legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz.

05 LASTChanges20141003

In his final Essay reminiscence about his life cab driving in 1970s New York, Michael Goldfarb looks at changes in the taxi industry and the city since then and remembers a cab encounter with legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz.

05 LASTChanges20141003

In his final Essay reminiscence about his life cab driving in 1970s New York, Michael Goldfarb looks at changes in the taxi industry and the city since then and remembers a cab encounter with legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz.