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First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Sweet Bird," "Merrily," Worthwhile Others

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

By 1959 when Tennessee Williams got around to presenting Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway, as directed by Elia Kazan and starring Geraldine Page and Pa...

Rachel Zoe Is So Superficial She's Profound

Caroline Presno | Posted 06.12.2013 | Style
Caroline Presno

Until Rachel Zoe, I had never witnessed someone having a true peak experience over clothes and accessories. Characterized by overwhelming joy, rapture, and oneness with the universe, peak experiences are the aha moments of life.

Debbie Harry Hosts a Party for Breakfast at Tiffany's: Thanks for the Memories

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Truman Capote's glory days as a celebrated writer were revisited at the opening of Richard Greenberg's Breakfast at Tiffany's on Wednesday night at the Cort Theater.

First Nighter: Emilia Clarke Does Holly Golightly in Stage Breakfast at Tiffany's

David Finkle | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In the new production of Capote's adored Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Cort, Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones, is no long and skinny drink of water, but she's undeniably darkly beautiful.

PHOTOS: These Truman Capote Reissues Are Awesome

Posted 02.11.2013 | Books

Random House's Modern Library came out with a new series reissues for some of Truman Capote's classic works. We talked to the designer, Eric White, to...

Anticipating a Big Week for Zero Dark Thirty

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At a luncheon at "21" early last December, Jessica Chastain was relieved. Not because her new film Zero Dark Thirty was chosen as Best Film by the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review, but because her secret could now be known.

Journalism As Fiction, Fiction As Journalism: The Capote Dictum

Liz Smith | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

It seems friend Truman believed he was the only one entitled to examine the famous among his important friends. This kind of thinking about what constitutes real "journalism or reportage" would render the works of historians and biographers useless.

A Shockingly Large Share Of Young Professionals Do This In Bed

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Small Business

In 1957, legendary writer Truman Capote described himself as a "horizontal author," claiming that he couldn't think unless he was "lying down, either ...

Does 'On The Road' Film Have Same Flaws As The Book?

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

On the Road starts off speeding, snapping the audience's heads back against their padded seats, and kidnapping them. Taking 'em to the 1940s, America. At some point each voyeur has to decide whether they are in or out.

Unpublished Truman Capote Story Discovered

Posted 11.01.2012 | Books

The December issue of Vanity Fair features an exciting find--an unpublished story by Truman Capote. Titled "Yachts and Things," the six-page tale w...

Graydon Carter And Vanity Fair Tackle The Real Issues--With Style

Liz Smith | Posted 10.20.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

This leader of the plush, glamorous last of the great excessive magazines offers followers of the rich and famous a neat look at the issues.

Gore Vidal (1925-2012): He Did It His Way (And Loved Every Minute)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?

Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood' Typewriter Sold For How Much?!

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Books

By Gabe Habash for PWxyz: The personal Smith Corona typewriter of Truman Capote, and likely the one he used to write In Cold Blood, has been sold o...

My 'Favorite' New York City Scandal!

Liz Smith | Posted 06.05.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

It had everything -- ex-showgirl wife says she mistakes hubby for a prowler, shoots him dead. Then, the last of the truly social leaders, the elder Mrs. Woodward, sides with her detested daughter-in-law rather than expose her two grandchildren to further loss and indignity.

Guess Who Just Bought Truman Capote's Brooklyn Heights Home

Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

The Brooklyn Heights home where Truman Capote penned the classic novel "Breakfast At Tiffany's" is officially the new residence of Dan Houser, the cr...

Truman Capote's Home Sells For $12M (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.04.2012 | New York

The Brooklyn Heights house where Truman Capote wrote "Breakfast At Tiffany's" has sold for $12M, the Daily New reports. The 1839 house, which was ...

Why Capote's A Christmas Memory Is an Enduring Gift for All Seasons

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

"Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago." It's my favorite opening in fiction, the first two lines of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory.

Major Career Move For Scarlett Johansson!

Posted 01.18.2012 | Entertainment

"But what I'd really like to do is direct..." The line between filmmaker and movie star grows more and more blurred each day, as stars of the scree...

Happy 50th Anniversary, 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'

Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty

Yes, we all know Holly Golightly's radiant style is timeless -- but it's officially been 50 years since "Breakfast at Tiffany's" graced the silver scr...

The Weirdest Writing Habits Of Famous Authors

Posted 09.12.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: It's an old topic but it always manages to be interesting -- what did the authors we love do in order to write what they did? Beyo...

10 True Crime Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

Peter Manso | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Peter Manso

What is there to say about true-crime books? They're fun. They can be intellectually compelling, and, like the fictional variety from Hammett, Cain and that crowd, they're more often than not rooted in the far side of respectability or polite society.

Authors In Bathing Suits: Who Knew They Were This Hot?

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

We don’t know about you, but now that it’s officially summertime, we want to spend as much time in our bathing suits as humanly possible, and so, ...

Literary Feuds Over?

nytimes.com | JENNIFER SCHUESSLER | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

When the Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul shook hands with the novelist Paul Theroux at a book festival in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye last weekend, one ...

When the World Was Small and Man Knew His Place in It: This Artweek.LA (May 30 - June 5)

Bill Bush | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

HuffPost Review: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hey, Boo celebrates a novel, an imagination and, ultimately, a defining piece of Americana. It's always nice to see a movie that values literature and literacy -- and this is one of the better ones.