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Gore Vidal

Not-So-Magical Realism

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The government has provided prosecutors with a document outlining the military's role in one massacre of civilians. But can the Guatemalan courts end the climate of impunity in the country?

McChrystal Clear: When Warriors Are Faced With Politics

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

General McChrystal needed a way out of what was becoming for him an unbearable burden: the conflict between the best interests of his country and the best interests of the soldiers who served under him.

J.D. Salinger, Nicholas Sparks, Maurice Sendak And More: When Writers Get Angry

Lit Drift | Jiv Evanczuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's definitely a certain appeal about the "angry" writer. I don't think I'm the only one intrigued with this idea; the Examiner recently put out a...

'Hitch-22': 6 Juicy Celebrity Bites From Christopher Hitchens's New Memoir (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In recent years, Christopher Hitchens's personality has almost always overshadowed his prose. So, it seems fitting that the 61-year-old rhetorical pug...

Winograd vs. Harman in CA Primary: Will U.S. or Israel's Interests Come First?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

By jumping onto the "Israel can do no wrong" bandwagon, Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman substitute short-term political advantage for a strategy that could protect Israel and its people.

Why Are These Artists Defending Pedophiles?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

Over the past few years, there has been a drip-drip of artists, from Alan Bennett to Gore Vidal, defending old men who abuse their power over young boys and girls for sexual pleasure.

Obama Is "Incompetent" and the U.S. Is a "Madhouse": An Exclusive Interview With Gore Vidal

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

Vidal holidayed with the Kennedys, cruised for men with Tennessee Williams, was urged to run for Congress by Eleanor Roosevelt, and co-wrote some of the most iconic Hollywood films.

HuffPost Review: Amelia crashes

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's as if, once Hilary Swank got her hair cut and lightened and had the faux freckles applied, well, that was the whole character.

Gore Vidal Has Lost His Mind

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ryan J. Davis

Why does this guy still get interviewed? Can't someone stop him from embarrassing himself? Doesn't someone have power of attorney? Isn't there anyone concerned with this guy's vanishing legacy?

Gore Vidal Knocks His Longtime Rival, Bill Buckley, During National Book Awards

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At Wednesday night's National Book Awards, honoree Gore Vidal got in one last dig at his arch-rival, conservative intellectual William F. Buckley, who...

Christopher Hitchens Slams Gore Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But I have now just finished reading a long interview conducted by Johann Hari of the London Independent (Hari being a fairly consecrated admirer of h...

National Book Awards: What Do You Think? (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Foundation rolled out the nominations for the 2009 National Book Award on Wednesday, and the winners will be announced November 18. ...

Gore Vidal Knocks Obama, Says "Anti-Semitism" Got "Poor Polanski"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

To mark the recent publication of Gore Vidal's memoir, Snapshots in History's Glare, The Atlantic's John Meroney interviewed the American literary and...

Gore Vidal: We'll Have A Dictatorship Soon In The US

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last year he famously switched allegiance from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama during the Democratic nomination process for president. Now, he reveals...

Gore Vidal, Dave Eggers To Receive Honorary Awards

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Congratulations, Gore Vidal. The author, playwright and political commentator will receive an honorary National Book Award medal thi...

Jim Crowley: Racist or Thuggish Bully?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Obama was right in the real world (maybe not politically). Crowley certainly did act "stupidly." But Professor Gates acted stupidly as well.

The Wages of Mendacity

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David O. Stewart

Remember James Frey's "memoir" which turned out to be largely false? This month, the liars are back, and lying continues to be a winning strategy. anti-GLBT "Glitch" Infuriates Web 2.0 Denizens

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Theresa Darklady Reed

"Glitch or not, my erotica books still have no rankings," Rachel Kramer Bussel complained via Twitter, adding the hash tags, #glitchmyass and #amazonfail to drive home her point.

Can Voters and Nonvoters Battling Against Despair Respect Each Other?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

I had to chuckle at Silverman's video pitch "The Great Schlep"... her video is so clever, adorable, and so silly that it energized me.

Kevin Spacey Signs On To Play "Shrink" To The Stars

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kevin Spacey will lead the ensemble cast of indie "Shrink," a Jonas Pate-directed drama that has just begun production in Los Angeles. Spacey, who's ...