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That Time Gore Vidal Made Ben Hur a Gay Movie - Posted August 1, 2012
As a script doctor for the 1959 film Ben Hur, Gore Vidal felt politics was an insufficient reason to explain a central plot point, the acrimonious falling out between dear boyhood friends, Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) and Messala (Stephen Boyd... [FishbowlLA]

Gore Vidal Has Died - Posted August 1, 2012
The novelist and essayist Gore Vidal has passed away. He was 86 years old. He wrote many novels, screenplays and a bookshelf full of inspiring essays. His novels included: Myra Breckinridge, Burr ... [GalleyCat]

Gore Vidal Dead at 86 - Posted August 1, 2012
Prolific, opinionated and controversial writer and debater, Gore Vidal, has died. Today's PR industry professionals, who tout the importance of creating a sleek personal brand and magnetic public ident... [PRNewser]

Writer Gore Vidal Dead at 86 - Posted August 1, 2012
The prolific novelist, playwright, and essayist passed away at his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday evening. According to his nephew, complications from pneumonia was the cause of death. Gore Vidal made Los Angeles home in 2003, but his hist... [FishbowlLA]

Gore Vidal Has Died - Posted August 1, 2012
The novelist and essayist Gore Vidal has passed away. He was 86 years old. He wrote many novels, screenplays and a bookshelf full of inspiring essays. His novels included: Myra Breckinridge, Burr ... [semanticweb.com]

Scandalous Hollywood Sex Author Finally Does an Interview - Posted February 1, 2012
If you haven't yet heard of the Scotty Bowers Hollywood memoir ... [FishbowlLA]

Slate Readers Name 130-Year-Old Book Their Fave - Posted January 28, 2011
Slate's Jack Dickerson, inspired by the release of O: A Presidential Novel (an anonymous novel rumored to be written by former aide and speechwriter for Sen. John McCain, ... [FishbowlDC]

Liveblogging the National Book Awards - Posted November 18, 2009
11:03 A photo of the four National Book Award winners for 2009, post-ceremony... 10:37 Colum McCann wins the National Book Award for Fiction for "Let the Great World Spin." "Stories are the purest form of engagement...American publishing is able to embrace the other... As ... [GalleyCat]

NBF Will Celebrate Gore Vidal and Dave Eggers - Posted September 17, 2009
The National Book Foundation (NBF) announced that Gore Vidal will receive the 2009 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and Dave Eggers will receive the 2009 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the Am... [GalleyCat]

Doubleday Executive Editor Wins 2009 Maxwell E. Perkins Award - Posted May 22, 2009
Doubleday executive editor and VP Gerald Howard has won the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction's 2009 Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction. Howard will receive his award at the Library's Nov... [GalleyCat]

Best Ending Line of a Panel at FOB - Ever - Posted April 28, 2009
Gore Vidal was one of the speakers at LA Times Festival of Books (and yes we are still going through out notebooks for bits and pieces.) Our man on the insides tell us, the las... [FishbowlLA]

Obituary For CityBeat - Posted April 2, 2009
The current issue of Pasadena Weekly includes a lovely farewell piece for their sister-paper, the recently deceased Los Angeles CityBeat. The story touches on the birth, life, and death of the paper, and gives a long list of some of the surviving relatives, the journalists that were part of the CityBeat... [FishbowlLA]

BBC is no CNN. "At Some Point It's Almost Parody" - Posted November 1, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist If you're looking for bells and whistles on Election Night, the BBC is not your cuppa tea. "I don't think the BBC will ever be, or aspire to be, the bells-and-whistles network," says CBS exile Rome Hartman, executive producer of "... [TVNewser]

CNN/TIME Politics '08: Greenfield, Graydon and More - Posted October 14, 2008
The CNN/TIME Politics '08 conference kicked off yesterday with Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes saying, "There has never been and never will be a substitute for quality." TVNewser twittered the first panel, moderated by ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 03.25.08 - Posted March 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Emily Lawrimore's birthday (Hat Tip: Playbook), the 2008 Dart Award Winners have been announced, Dana Priest and Anne Hull have won yet another award, yesterday was Monica Lewins... [FishbowlDC]

FBLA Goes to the Party: Dana Vachon Merges, No Acquisitions - Posted April 18, 2007
Fair-haired wonderboy, Dana Vachon, met a few dozen of his admirers last night at Bar Marmont in honor of his novel, Mergers & Acquisitions. David Kuhn, that powerful gay man... [FishbowlLA]

Vidal Gets PEN/Borders Prize - Posted April 11, 2007
The Associated Press reports that Gore Vidal, author, playwright and general provacateur, has been named the first winner of the PEN/Borders Literary Service Award, given t... [GalleyCat]

Book Awards: Contract Obligations, CIA Connections, and more - Posted January 18, 2007
It really does seem like every other day there's a new award announcement that goes out to the press, and almost as frequent is the backlash. V S Naipaul (paraphrased by Nilanjana Roy) once said that the Booker was "destroying literature" by looking for good, ... [GalleyCat]