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Truman Capote

Alec Baldwin: "I Crave the Movie Elephant" At HIFF SummerDocs Screening

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As a film, Author: The JT LeRoy Story provides a unique window into this San Francisco based writer, punk rocker, con artist.


Bruce Helander | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Bruce Helander

The amazing legacy of Andy Warhol continues to thrive, both from the astonishing mark the artist left on the art world and the every bit as remarkable and seemingly unstoppable increase in the value of anything Andy.

Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' Dies At 89

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 02.22.2016 | Arts

Celebrated American writer Harper Lee, best known for penning the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89. The c...

Samuel Jones' Opera, A Christmas Memory, Adapted From Capote's Story, Deserves a Full-Scale Revival

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 12.21.2015 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

I recently heard an opera recording that made me long to see a fully staged production. This luminous work was A Christmas Memory, with music and libretto by Samuel Jones, adapted from Truman Capote's beloved short story.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

4 Critical Life Lessons From 4 Works of Literature

Meira Bienstock | Posted 12.10.2015 | Books
Meira Bienstock

Life is a chaotic carousel constantly spinning and it's our job to learn how to grab ahold of the moving poles because the carousel never stops. Years are spent grieving, years are spent falling in love, years are spent working and chasing dreams, and some years are spent in such pain, you have practically fallen off the carousel.

CultureZohn: Truman Capote's Brooklyn

Patricia Zohn | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Underneath this very majestic staircase in the basement apartment, Truman Capote was putting the finishing touches on Miss Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's and capturing the twisted murder of In Cold Blood. Along with a recently published cache of photographs by David Attie of Capote and his Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, you can still see where Capote lived and worked and get a feel for his special world.

9 Brilliant Books That Will Change How You See True Crime

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.06.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

The greatest examples of the genre provide not only the pleasures of a gripping, whodunit plot, but they are also an examination of complex psychology and civilization when the tranquility of everyday life has been shattered.

13 Important Stories to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.01.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Greatness often breeds controversy. This has been the case for acclaimed books throughout history. Harry Potter for its glorification of witchcraft, Go Ask Alice for its depiction of harrowing teen drug use, and Brave New World for its unsettling vision of the future, but we love them anyway.

Unanswered Prayers

Francis Levy | Posted 09.24.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

"There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers," runs the famous line from Saint Teresa of Avila. There's probably some...

If These Hotels Did Not Exist, Neither Would These 9 Things You Love

Oyster | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel

The Bloody Mary? First concocted in a hotel. The heart-shaped tub? Well, some of us love them -- and they, too, were first introduced in a hotel.

'Youth Is A Lost Utopia'

The European | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

France’s literary enfant terrible, Frédéric Beigbeder, blames J.D. Salinger for his fear of old age. As therapy, he wrote a bold novel about etern...

First Nighter: Capote's 'Christmas Memory' Set to Sweet Music

David Finkle | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Come Christmas every year, new offerings are presented with the hope they'll become holiday perennials.

Flesh and Blood: A Fascinating Talk With Patricia Cornwell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Patricia Cornwell is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of 33 books, the most famous and widely read being the 22 novels of the "Kay Scarpetta" series.

Happy Birthday, Slim Aarons!

Jack Meyer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

The socialites warmly welcomed the war hero; in turn, he found solace in a milieu antithetical to the hell of war.

Stars, Small Parts, and German for Scorsese: Michael J. Burg on the Working Actor's Reality

Jaime Lubin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Michael J. Burg whispers his wisdom conspiratorially to me across our luxurious table at the Russian Tea Room.

Movie Review: Art and Craft

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Art and Craft is a potent title that can be taken in several different ways, in this fascinatingly complex and endlessly entertaining documentary from a trio of filmmakers: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker.

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Gay Pride Book: Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's - the Novel That Saved My Life

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

It showed me an adult life that was about parties and friends and sex and sparkling wit and messiness and creativity and longing for something outside of convention. It gave me the insatiable appetite to reach beyond my circumstances. It gave me a vista of what kind of life was possible for a homosexual like me.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Pink Triangles: Vices and Verses From a Gay Lit Crowd

Perry Brass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Perry Brass

First a little quiz: A) What do Rock Hudson, Alfred Lunt, Lorenz Hart, Rudolph Nureyev, Dana Andrews, Montgomery Clift, Leonard Bernstein, Zachary Sc...

An Actor Who Makes Me Hear Stradivarius and See Mark Rothko

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's difficult to think about any other American actor whose premature death created such an avalanche of tributes to his unique talent. Philip Seymou...

Why Does the Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman Sadden Us?

Marci Rich | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

My own reaction barely warrants a ripple in this tide. Still, I felt compelled to express my sadness, as I feel moved to write this essay. Why? Did I know the man? No. Or did I?

Are Young Writers Interesting?

Steven Petite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

Then Junot Diaz asked me a question: "What could you possibly write that would interest people?" This being a reference to my age, and possibly my closed-off suburban background. I know that it was not meant as an insult, but at the same time, how would he know if my writing could interest people just by looking at me?

The United States of Gore Vidal

Michael Conniff | Posted 11.27.2013 | Denver
Michael Conniff

It's not every day that you get to see the original video of William F. Buckley Jr. calling Gore Vidal "a queer" on network television, but people in ...

How to Throw Your Own Black-and-White Party

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | Style
Rana Florida

When it comes to an event, nothing is more sophisticated nor easy to work with than a monochromatic theme -- no matter what you are celebrating.