NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion.
He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He...
NEW YORK (AP) — The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a book of interviews with Gore Vidal an unexpected best-seller.
Assange was carrying a copy of "Gore Vidal: History of...
Dick Cavett donates talk-show series to Library of Congress
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his TV talk show to the Library of Congress.
The donation announced Friday by the library includes episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" from his 35 years as host during the 1960s to 1980s.
Among the guests featured: Muhammad Ali, Orson Welles, Jimi Hendrix, Groucho Marx and Janis Joplin.
The 550 boys who attended the Los Alamos Ranch School and its summer camps over the span of a quarter-century before the U.S. became involved in World War II spent their mornings tackling a rigorous curriculum at the remote mountain campus.
Their courses included Greek and Latin. Classes were small, sometimes a single student, led by Ivy League graduates.
In 1939, 14-year-old Peter Dechert came down with whooping cough as his family reached Santa Fe on a road trip through the Southwest. He was wrongly diagnosed with tuberculosis and after several weeks in the hospital was told by doctors he should, for his health, remain in the high-desert climate. This misdiagnosis came to have a major impact on Dechert’s life.
In “The Best Man” (1964), based on a play by Gore Vidal, Henry Fonda is a highly principled, intellectual candidate with a distaste for the necessary grit of politics (not unlike Adlai Stevenson). When he’s pitted in a primary against Cliff Robertson as a gritty but sleazy candidate (think Richard Nixon), a Trumanesque former president has to make a choice between them. Watching these behind-the-scenes machinations comes uncomfortably close to observing the making of sausage.