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  • The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicks off its 14th storied year April 25th 26th at UCLA

    LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2009 -- One of Southern California's coolest cultural weekend events, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, is set to take place on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th. This free-to-the-public celebration of everything...
  • Gore Vidal's 'Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir'

    IN an era when droves of American writers have deserted the novel for the cozier pleasures of the confessional -- and when pouring your heart out, preferably on television, has become a national sport -- Gore Vidal remains an unlikely memoirist. Long ago,...
  • Life as Gore Vidal finds it, sans apology

    "I guess there is something wrong with me, Mr. Beckman, because I can't for the life of me see what business it is of anyone else what I do." So says the protagonist of "The Zenner Trophy" -- an exceptionally bright young man about to be expelled from a...
  • Movie review: Amelia -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Amelia -- 3 out of 5 stars
    Amelia has magnificent period settings and airplanes and majestic aerial photography. It boasts the two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, perfectly cast as Amelia Earhart, with Richard Gere as Earhart's promoter-publisher husband, George Putnam. They even...
  • The Great Gorino

    Hello, this is Gore Vidal," the East Egg baritone announced. "Is Richard there?" I stammered a return greeting as the voice continued, "I read your story . . ." and then halted. On a Sunday in the spring of 1982, my article about Vidal's campaign for...
  • The last mystery of Gore Vidal

    YOU hear Gore Vidal long before you see him, the steady tap-swish-tap of foot and cane on an upstairs landing in his sunny Spanish Colonial house in the Hollywood Hills; then there's the slow whir of a mechanical chairlift carrying the novelist-essayist-...
  • Gore Vidal's 'Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson'

    At the end of "Inventing a Nation," Gore Vidal recalls a conversation with John F. Kennedy at Hyannis in 1961. Kennedy was complaining about the proliferation of second-raters in government: "Then you read all those debates over the Constitution ......
  • Gore Vidal's Novel Is Restored, but the Grudge Continues

    The things that pass between serious writers and their editors usually are intensely private. Like any process involving genuine intimacy, literary editing presumes both parties' discretion. Its absence is what makes this week's unusual publishing event-...
  • Gore Vidal's "Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated"

    Comparing the work of Gore Vidal--22 novels, five plays, numerous screenplays and hundreds of essays--with, say, the highly publicized grumblings of Cornel West over whether Harvard or Princeton was a more congenial academic environment for an African...
  • "The Golden Age" by Gore Vidal

    For years now, the promise of a new Gore Vidal book has been something to get the blood running or boiling. No other American writer has maintained quite such a radical, iconoclastic vision of his nation's past, and nowhere has Vidal been more provocative...
  • The Patriotic Heresies of the One and Only Gore Vidal

    The summer of 1948, Gore Vidal found himself keeping track of Truman Capote's lies. "I don't know why," he later remarked. "As I was the only one who found them offensive, why should I have cared?" There was the Andre Gide lie, in which the maitre pressed...
  • Writers as rogues and role models

    Early in his career, an aspiring novelist faces a moment when he must decide to take his vocation seriously or else remain a dreamer, unpublished and unconsidered. Michael Mewshaw's occurred in the office of legendary Random House editor Albert Erskine....