Subject:

Gore Vidal

  • Film

    October 30, 2013

    The Four Types of Spoilers and How Reviewers Should Handle Them

    A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers

  • Voice Choices

    July 3, 2013

    PATRIOT GAMES

    Catch Myra Breckenridge at the Dirty Looks Fest

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Gore Vidal Didn't Believe In Sex Mixed With Love

    The fiery career of author, historian, wit, and "controversialist" Gore Vidal is chronicled in the documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, which I just caught (most of) at the Tribeca Film Festival, and which is filled with his bristling observations. Among Gore's more provocative ut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Are More Celebrities Dying These Days?

    Or am I just reading the obits more? All in July and August, there's been the sad passing of Andy Griffith, Ernest Borgnine, Norah Ephron, Ron Palillo, Sage Stallone, Sherman Hemlsey, Celeste Holm, Joan Roberts, David Rakoff, Judith Christ, Anna Piaggi, Maeve Binchy, Mark O'Donnell, Sylvia Woods, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Gore Vidal Gave Me Great Clark Gable Dish

    In 2006, I interviewed noted author Gore Vidal--who just died--for Out magazine. And one of the juiciest things he relayed to me was the reason gay director George Cukor was bumped as director of the petticoats-and-brimstone classic Gone With The Wind. Cukor had personally told Vidal that Clark Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    The Tony Awards Are Over! My Roundup

    Here are the highlights from my very vivid three-hour viewing experience. Hold your applause till the end: Interviewed on the red carpet, Tyne Daly dismissively said the Tonys are a race meant for everyone else, "not for us." She wasn't nominated. How bad were the musicals this year? So bad that ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 11, 2012

    The Best Man: Political Party Animals

    It's presidential-campaign showbiz in a Gore Vidal revival

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: Sandhogs Under Second Avenue

    This week in the Voice, out today: Sean Manning follows the Second Avenue sandhogs: "Here for 470 million years there had been rock, there are now two 20-foot diameter, butter-smooth concrete tubes--a giant, mile-long double-barrel shotgun buried 100 feet below the Upper East Side... Scant attention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Stanley Kowalski Has Dropped The "Kowalski"

    As you know, Tennessee Williams' culture-clash classic A Streecar Named Desire is coming to Broadway any moment now, featuring a cast of color. Well, at a Drama Desk panel discussion at Sardi's the other day, Blair Underwood--who's playing the old Brando role, the brutish Stanley Kowalski--said he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The Best Man's Amazing Cast Speaks

    Broadway.com​Gore Vidal's The Best Man is the chestnut about about the power machinations of various Presidential candidates, some of whom are willing to go farther than others when it comes to negative campaigning. (Sound familiar, news followers?) Well, the imminent Broadway revival is ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Christopher Hitchens is Dead. Long Live Hitch.

    ​Less than an hour ago NPR reported that Christopher Hitchens had finally succumbed to his battle with cancer. Tomorrow, at a decent hour, I will search through the Voice archives for some of his pieces. At one point he wrote the Press Clips column, but whether it was before or after Alexand ... More >>

  • Film

    September 7, 2011

    Roman's Ruins: Polanski at MOMA

    Past is prologue for the filmmaker

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    The 10 Best Bitchy Comments Of All Time

    ​Who would know better than me? The 10 dissiest, wickedest, bitchiest sass-o-grams (whether in movies or in life) are as follows: 10) "She doesn't write, she types!" (Gore Vidal re popular author Jackie Susann) 9) "She looks like a truck driver in drag." (Truman Capote re the very same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Jill Johnston (1929-2010): 'Sappho is rising'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 2 Dance Journal By Jill Johnston LEUCADIA: 20 miles north of San Diego...because we're sitting here splitting fields and relaxing together and Pauline Oliveros is playing me a tape of a performance of he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Why I Loved Lynn Redgrave

    ​She was such a fine actress and esteemed wit--one of those people you wanted to have around forever, to elevate the culture just by entering a room. Finding her own niche within one of the most illustrious acting dynasties of all time, Lynn exploded in 1967's Georgy Girl, in which she was th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    Josh Ozersky on His Upcoming Wedding Feast, the Demise of the Feedbag and (Food) World Domination

    Jason Perlow/Hamburger AmericaJosh Ozersky and friend.​ Last Friday morning on the windswept tundra that was Soho, one half expected to encounter a pack of wolves trundling down Spring Street. Instead, a larger, equally hungry apparition materialized in the mercifully insulated confines of Bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Why This Decade Sucked, Reason #9: Artists Joined The Farm League

    ​ We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Reason #10 is here. This is #9.   Name your favorite artists of the past decade. Tough one, huh? The Voice plays the best-of-decade game in the current issue, and we salute the fine crit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Clip Job: Schlesinger Vs. Vidal

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 15, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 52Schlesinger vs. VidalBy Mary Perot NicholsArthur Schlesinger, Jr., liberal historian-cum-political pamphleteer, touched base at the Village Independent Democrats last week. And like his mission in behalf of Jac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Clip Job: Gore Vidal Really Doesn't Like RFK for Senator

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 1, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 50Bobby is Not 'Best Man' for Playwright VidalBy Mary Perot NicholsThe author of "The Best Man" stood on a sidewalk at 74th Street and Madison Avenue on a rainy Monday and told TV and newspapermen that the best ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    "Why Don't They Just Burn The Books?": AmazonFail Ramps Up

    The AmazonFail drama continues, with the beleaguered company now claiming that "an embarrassing and ham-fisted cataloging error" was what lead tens of thousands of books to disappear in searches and, by all accounts worse, lose their sales rankings. Books in particular that trended towards gay and l ... More >>

  • Theater

    January 28, 2009
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    September 17, 2008
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    May 27, 2008
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    May 27, 2008

    THE COCKETTE INVASION

    Fleet Week for fags

  • Film

    March 4, 2008

    Myra Breckinridge

    The Queer Precursor to Southland Tales

  • Voice Choices

    March 4, 2008

    SO BAD IT'S GOOD?

    A notoriously bad film finally gets some appreciation

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008
  • Theater

    May 15, 2007

    1907, 1957, and...Now?

    Welcome to Off-Off-Broadway's newest theatrical discovery—the past

  • Columns

    March 14, 2006
  • News

    February 14, 2006

    Hunger of Memory

    New York has become a city of ghosts haunting us all

  • Film

    September 27, 2005

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Foe McCarthy: Clooney's compact, conscientious paean to a bygone era of principles

  • NYC Life

    March 8, 2005
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    November 16, 2004

    Natural Born Killer

    Tousled bleach jobs, one-eyed stiffs: Neo-epic drops its veils but keeps the nookie offscreen

  • Columns

    October 19, 2004
  • News

    July 20, 2004

    My Website, My Self

    When a writer hangs up her Internet shingle, fans go wild. And order ottomans.

  • Books

    September 30, 2003

    No Feelings

    Midwestern rock critic and greatest living American writer defeat their designations

  • News

    April 16, 2002
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    August 28, 2001

    How To Be Smug

    Nick (Out) of Time

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    August 28, 2001
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    August 21, 2001
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    November 14, 2000
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    October 10, 2000
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    September 26, 2000
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    September 26, 2000
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    September 26, 2000
  • NYC Life

    August 29, 2000

    Left Out

    Aiding the Middle Class

  • Books

    February 29, 2000
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    July 27, 1999

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Rating Death's Value in the Age of Celebrity Hype

  • Theater

    January 26, 1999
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