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  • Gore Vidal says nice things about women in the new Vanity Fair

    Gore Vidal says nice things about women in the new Vanity Fair
    In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a  "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal "queer" and threatening to punch him in the face). He dubbed Truman Capote "a full-fledged housewife from Kansas." Andy Warhol was "the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60."
  • Goldberg: Time to grow up, GOP

    It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure...

    Garry Wills: a devout critic

    Garry Wills: a devout critic
    A political conservative turned liberal, lifelong Roman Catholic and world-class curmudgeon, Garry Wills has called President Barack Obama a disappointment and Pope Benedict XVI irrelevant — and that was before the pontiff announced his resignation....

    Barnaby Conrad Jr. dies at 90; bullfighter, artist, saloonkeeper founded Santa Barbara Writers Conference

    When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York. "Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...

    Goldberg: Fusion power on the right

    Goldberg: Fusion power on the right
    "At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed the Week magazine. Meanwhile, the New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action...