Actor Montgomery Clift standing outside sound stages at Paramount Studios while  filming A Place in the Sun. Photograph:  Peter Stackpole/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty

For decades the cult around the late actor Montgomery “Monty” Clift has traded on his supposed miseries; he was a beautiful loser, as the title of Bar(...)

Declan Hughes: “I’ve queried the occasional professional fee, when it seemed egregiously over-entitled.”

Are you a saver or a spender? I’ve worked my entire professional life as a playwright, novelist an(...)