Australian filmmaker Nicholas Wrathall's thorough documentary on Vidal's life paints an intimate portrait of a man many revere as one of America's last great intellectuals.
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Loren Eiseley, American essayist, philosopher and literary naturalist once wrote: “If there is any magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
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Irish-American poet, essayist and fiction writer Thomas Lynch will continue the "Writers in the Library" series at the University of Tennessee on Monday, Feb. 11.
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I'm often struck by how American feature films -- both studio and indie -- seem to unfold in a social/political vacuum. When was the last time you saw one that took a political perspective, or even account of the larger world beyond the personal conundrums of the characters? Currently you'll find The Company You Keep about old Lefties, and At Any Price about the pressures of...
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As if Al Gore hasn’t already alienated and angered every left, right and middle-leaning American. Gore, who sold his floundering Current TV network to Al Jazeera, is now being sued for allegedly cheating the man who brought him the idea in the first place. Television consultant John Terenzio, who...
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Nicholas Wrathall's documentary chronicles the celebrated life and career of the late author and political gadfly.
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The new documentary highlights the public figure’s life and achievements, and features his final on-camera interviews.
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Richard Pryor, Tim Buckley, Gore Vidal, Elaine Stritch and Muhammad Ali are among the icons stepping into the spotlight in movies screening at the festival.
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The novelist and screenwriter who worked on Suddenly Last Summer and Ben Hur remembered at 85th Academy AwardsOscars 2013 coverage continues on our liveblogGore Vidal played the patrician ghost at the feast of tonight's Academy Awards ceremony, cropping up in spectral form in the traditional tribute to the actors and film-makers who have died in the past 12-months.Although...
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