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Gore Vidal Death

Gore Vidal's Wit And Wisdom

Liz Smith | Posted 10.07.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

A moment of silence for Gore? He wasn't sentimental but he was soft-hearted. However, I'd think Gore of all people would be snorting from the hereafter about a moment of silence.

Think Again: Thoughts on Milton Friedman and Gore Vidal

Eric Alterman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Two leading intellectuals of the 20th century now share a birth and a death date. The conservative economist, Milton Friedman, who died in November 2006, would have been 100 years old on Tuesday.

The Case Against Eulogizing Gore Vidal

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home

By David Greenberg De mortuis nihil nisi bonum: Of the dead say nothing unless it is kind. This is a good rule of thumb. Despite the temptation, it...

Gore Vidal and His Reading List for America

Michael Winship | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

I briefly interviewed Gore Vidal once. It was a little more than 30 years ago, at the end of a long day of filming in Los Angeles. I was working as writer and segment producer on an arts magazine pilot for public television.

How We Should Remember Gore Vidal

Christopher Bram | Posted 10.02.2012 | Books
Christopher Bram

I grew up on Gore Vidal. As a teenager in Virginia, I knew him first as a TV personality, then as an essayist and finally as a novelist. There was nobody else like him. On television he was unflappable. On the page he was startlingly funny, especially in his essays.

The Enthralling, Enlightening, Infuriating Gore Vidal. Now Gone, But Not Resting, I Bet!

Liz Smith | Posted 10.02.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

It is with a sigh of sadness that I bid farewell to my longtime friend and sometimes adversary, the famous writer Gore Vidal. Somehow, in the '70s and '80s, and '90s I became embroiled with knowing and admiring both Gore and his occasional mortal enemies, Norman Mailer...Truman Capote...William F. Buckley, Jr. Later, it was Gore vs. Dominick Dunne, with me in the middle.

'The Best Man' Cast Reflects On Vidal

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.02.2012 | Home

The playwright, commentator, gadfly (a word that's skyrocketed in use these past hours), and public intellectual, Gore Vidal, died Tuesday at the age ...

Broadway Will Go Dark For Vidal

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on Friday night in memory of Gore Vidal and the cast of his play "The Best Man" will ...

LOOK: Where Gore Vidal Grew Up

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 08.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Broad Branch Road, a winding lane that sits at the edge of Rock Creek Park, might be best known as a scenic commuter short-cut through t...

Hail and Farewell, Gore Vidal

Peter Z. Scheer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Books
Peter Z. Scheer

I don't feel sad for Gore Vidal today. He lived to 86 and he had the kind of life people ask Santa Claus for. It was not without hardship, loss or suffering, but he leaves behind great works and a million smiles. If anything, I feel sad for my country, which lost one of its truest patriots.

25 Things Gore Vidal Hated

Posted 08.01.2012 | Books

With Gore Vidal's death yesterday, we lost a major American iconoclast. Vidal was a man of many words, quite a few of them extremely negative. Writ...

Gore Vidal Dead At 86

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 09.30.2012 | Books

In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing – tall, handsome and composed ...