I was so very sorry to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. I interviewed him almost exactly five years ago at BAM, and and once I broke past his notoriously icy exterior found him a total charmer–erudite, kind, and clever. This photo was taken right after I asked him to strike some male model poses for the audience since he wasn’t letting them take impromptu photos. (Not kidding.) Afterward, we shared a whiskey, and he talked with such love and respect about literature, theater, and the importance of mentoring and true bohemias. A real artist, through and through.