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The Swampby Mark Silva Gore Vidal, the writer, put his chips on Barack Obama last year. He wants them back. In an interview with the Times of London, the 83-year-old lion of literature calls the American "inexperienced'' in military matters and......
Jacket CopyIt is said that when Proust was 13, he answered an English-language questionnaire, and at age 20 another one in French. These were kind of a parlor game, which he eventually popularized, asking guests and acquaintances about heroes and fears......
The Hero ComplexIt was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons......
This excerpt is from Dominick Dunne's article "Fatal Charm: The Social Web of Claus von Bulow," which originally appeared in Vanity Fair and is reprinted in Dunne's "Fatal Charms and the Mansions of Limbo" (1999). It was reported during Von Bulow's 1985...
The Big PictureThe Atlantic has just put up a truly bizarre interview that John Meroney did with Gore Vidal, the acerbic literary lion who's out promoting a new memoir, "Snapshots in History's Glare." It offers Vidal's remembrances of various stages of his......
The Phoenix TheatreThe Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis proudly announces the 2009-2010 season, which includes one National New Play Network rolling World Premiere, five Midwest Premieres and two plays that have just ended their Broadway runs, The Most Damaging Wound by...
Tags: Off-Broadway Theater, Arts, Coffee, Neil LaBute, Death
Jacket CopyYes, J.D. Salinger is dead; he died Jan. 27, exactly a year after the death of John Updike. And yes, we lost Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer in 2007. But do four deceased literary lions constitute a death sentence for......
Brand XWhen I was looking for a photo to run with this post in the L.A. Times photo database, the caption for the above shot of Malcolm McDowell as the perverse Roman emperor Caligula read, " 'Caligula,' with Malcolm McDowell as the ruler, shocked audiences in...
The Swampby Richard Simon Supporters of climate-change legislation are using a surprising figure to promote their cause: Ronald Reagan. Radio ads asking "What would Reagan do?" are airing during the conservative talk shows of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on...
Tribune criticThe new Broadway musical "A Catered Affair" is another cinematic adaptation set in the 1950s, but one in which everyone is too terminally depressed to cry. Based on the 1956 Richard Brooks movie "The Catered Affair" (penned by the formidable duo of...
Tags: Entertainment, Theater, New York, Music Theater, Family
"Money Walks," a serial novel by 16 Los Angeles writers who will be appearing at this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, runs Monday through Saturday until April 24. The festival takes place on April 25 and 26 at UCLA. Bunny guided the old...
Tags: Vermont, Los Angeles, Death, Los Angeles Times, Festive Events
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBEFORE Lee Atwater became a political hit man and before "Rovian" was written into the nation's campaign lexicon, the campaign against actress Helen Gahagan Douglas symbolized the viciousness of politics by smear. Douglas, a liberal Democrat who ran...
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