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Times Staff WriterBy turns funny and sobering, sweeping and intimate, the consistently entertaining "Inside Deep Throat" plays like a giddy prance through the minefield of the last three decades of American sex and politics. It's a timeless story, really. Bawdy, can-do...
Times Staff WriterStarting in 1959, over the course of five years and three movies, Hollywood's most famous closeted homosexual made love to Hollywood's favorite symbolic virgin, entertaining multitudes as legions of Miles Davis listeners and Norman Mailer readers...
He's No Longer a Lone Voice in the Conservative Wilderness. But the Letters, Columns and Books Keep Coming.Scott Kraft is the National Editor of The TimesIt's been a half century since a young firebrand named William F. Buckley Jr. burst onto the political scene with "God and Man at Yale," a scathing indictment of his liberal alma mater. By age 30, he had founded the conservative magazine National Review,...
The summer of 1948, Gore Vidal found himself keeping track of Truman Capote's lies. "I don't know why," he later remarked. "As I was the only one who found them offensive, why should I have cared?" There was the Andre Gide lie, in which the maitre pressed...
Tags: New York, Literature, Family, Gays and Lesbians, Washington, DC
Times Staff WriterWill FERRELL is the best thing to hit mainstream American movie comedy since the Farrellys thwacked it with spit and giggles. In his brief, ever-brightening film career, the funnyman has staked a claim on comedy with a screen persona that embodies the...
In honor of the 100th Episode Milestone, here's a list of 100+ things to love about the Gilmore Girls, in no particular order. Don't see one of your favorite things about The Gilmore Girls? ! 1. Kirk's ever-changing career paths 2. Town Meetings 3. Luke'...
Times Staff WriterThe dead do tell tales. And the loved ones of those killed or presumed dead in last month's attack on the World Trade Center are coming across some surprising stories--a few pleasant, others poignant--as they empty apartments and sift through the...
Washington BureauThey are raw, authentic voices from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An infantryman describes the shock wave from a car bomb blast as it strikes him in the chest. An officer loses himself in push-ups as he contemplates the lost life of a young Marine...
IT IS DECEMBER, AND THE AIR is a wash of silky light, astringently cool, but sunny enough to allow one to bathe in multiple sensations of warmth. Under white canvas umbrellas in outdoor cafes the beautiful ladies of Rome in their beautiful furs cross...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAccording to Gore Vidal, American society has three ways of handling its critics: "One is to black you out altogether, which they did with Noam Chomsky--he can't get published anywhere; he's been made a nonperson. Or they demonize you, which they did with...
Tags: Tucson, Literature, Reviews, Washington, DC, Jesse Jackson
If God exists and Jesus is His son, then Gore Vidal is going to hell. And if God is a Jew, Vidal is no better off. There's enough to outrage everyone in this audacious and courageous send-up of "the story of Our Lord Jesus Christ as told in the three...
Tags: NBC (tv network), Norman Podhoretz, Gaming, Moby, Television
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs John Dunne sees it, a writer's life has two states: writing and having written. Right now Dunne is in the latter one and relieved. He finished his book, "The Red, White and Blue," on April 6, 1986, at 2:06 in the afternoon, he says with his passion for...
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