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Gore Vidal: the United States of Amnesia

The Empire Strikes

George Heymont | Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

You know that little game where corporations like Netflix, TiVo and Amazon.com try to "recommend" products they think will appeal to you? That process is based on meticulously crafted algorithms that apply artificial intelligence to retail choices.

OutFest Is Growing Up: Films Go Way Beyond Coming Out Stories

Los Angeles Daily News | Bob Strauss | Posted 09.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Outfest Los Angeles kicks off its 31st edition today, and through July 21 will bring more than 150 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films to ven...

Gore Vidal and Cutting Through the Fog

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

I'm often struck by how American feature films -- both studio and indie -- seem to unfold in a social/political vacuum. When was the last time you saw one that took a political perspective, or even account of the larger world beyond the personal conundrums of the characters?