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  • The prodigal and the peever

    We take our text today from the parable of the prodigal son, and what it can teach us about the psychology of the peever. We are not much interested in the prodigal himself, an all-too-familiar and not particularly interesting type. No, we are going to look at the older brother and his reaction to the prodigal’s welcome home.
  • Mr. Vidal's copy editor

    The other day I praised Gore Vidal's Lincoln, mentioning in particular the accuracy of its historical details.  Now I learn that the estimable Heidi Landecker, now of The Chronicle of Higher Education, was the fact checker for the book (which she did not...

    American originals

    Some of you have been generous enough to inform me, here or on Facebook or at Twitter, that you do not share my esteem for the writings of Gore Vidal. You perhaps do not care for his politics or his prose style or his morality or his person. Perhaps his...

    La dolce meal deal

     
    Fellini's "Roma" opened today at The Charles Theatre and food lovers have reason to take note. Your "Roma" ticket stub will get you a deal at Sotto Sopra through Friday. "Bring in your movie ticket stub from Fellini's Roma from...

    Mickey Rooney funeral set for today at Hollywood Forever

    A funeral service for celebrated actor Mickey Rooney will be held Saturday afternoon at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, family members said. Rooney died at 93 on April 6 at the Los Angeles home of his son and daughter-in-law, leaving a legacy as one of...