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Scheer with Carter

Playing President

Don’t miss Robert Scheer’s new book: “Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton—and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.”

  • With a foreword by Gore Vidal

  • Posted on Apr 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal
    Zuade Kaufman

    ‘This Place Is Broken’: The Gore Vidal Interview Part II

    Gore Vidal on fascism, terrorism and wartime propaganda. Part II of Truthdig’s interview with the award-winning novelist. (earlier: part I)

    Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal
    Zuade Kaufman

    ‘This Place Is Broken’

    Gore Vidal on fascism, terrorism and wartime propaganda. Part II of Truthdig’s interview with the award-winning novelist. (earlier: part I)

    Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal on The Academy Awards, Sexuality and Politics

    In a Truthdig interview with Sheerly Avni,  Gore Vidal weighs in on this year’s Academy Awards competition, Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain,” and Truman Capote’s Proust complex.

    Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal
    Vidal photo: Zuade Kaufman/
    Illustration: Karen Spector

    Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005

    In a Truthdig interview, America’s most celebrated man of letters weighs in on this year’s Best Picture nominations and recalls his own encounters with Truman Capote. (Or, listen to an expanded podcast version.)

    Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005

    In a Truthdig interview, America’s most celebrated man of letters weighs in on this year’s Best Picture nominations and recalls his own encounters with Truman Capote. (Or, listen to an expanded podcast version.)

    Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Oscars Special Coverage
    Karen Spector

    The Oscars Uncovered

    Sheerly Avni picks the brains of smart cinephiles for Truthdig’s special coverage of the Academy Awards.



    Vidal on Film
    Sheerly Avni-“Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005”


    Worthy, but Not Great
    Sheerly Avni-Renowned film critic David Thomson speaks with Avni about this year’s crop of issue-driven movies.


    Pity the Fool
    Sheerly Avni -Paul Provenza, director of the gleefully obscene “The Aristocrats,” explains why Hollywood doesn’t get the joke.

    Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Prays Beside Cheney

    President Jonah, Meet Oliver Cromwell!

    Building on his “President Jonah” theme, Gore Vidal offers another angle on Bush’s presidency, illuminated by the recent spate of wildfires in Southern California.

    Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal’s State of the Union

    The famed novelist, playwright and social activist continues his 30-year-old tradition of delivering his own State of the Union address. | streaming media and transcript at Democracy Now!

    Posted on Feb 1, 2006 READ MORE


    President Jonah, Spoken by Gore Vidal

    Internationally acclaimed essayist, novelist and playwright Gore Vidal argues that America under Bush is evincing characteristics of the post-fall-of-Rome Dark Ages: the triumph of faith over reason, the atrophy of education and critical thinking, and integration of the state, torture and religion.

    Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


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