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Two early teleplays were A Sense of Justice and Honor. Roosevelt and Myra Breckinridge , a satire of the American movie business, by way of a school of dramatic arts owned by a transsexual woman, the eponymous anti-heroine.

The first type is about American history, novels specifically about the nature of national politics.

The historical novels formed the seven-book series, Narratives of Empire : i Burr , ii , iii Lincoln , iv Empire , v Hollywood , vi Washington, D. Besides U. The novel was published without four chapters that were part of the manuscript he submitted to the publisher; years later, Vidal restored the chapters to the text and re-published the novel Creation in The second type of fiction is the topical satire, such as Myron the sequel to Myra Breckinridge ; Kalki , about the end of the world and the consequent ennui; Duluth , an alternate universe story; Live from Golgotha , about the adventures of Timothy, Bishop of Macedonia, in the early days of Christianity and The Smithsonian Institution , a time-travel story.

Non-fiction[ edit ] In the United States, Gore Vidal is often considered an essayist rather than a novelist. Even his blind spots are illuminating. In the essay anthology Armageddon he explored the intricacies of power political and cultural in the contemporary United States.

His criticism of the incumbent U. President, Ronald Reagan , as a "triumph of the embalmer's art" communicated that Reagan's provincial worldview, and that of his administration's, was out of date and inadequate to the geopolitical realities of the world in the late twentieth century.

Bush administration. Vidal also wrote a historical essay about the U. In , he published a memoir Palimpsest and in its follow-up volume, Point to Point Navigation. Because of his matter-of-fact treatment of same-sex relations in such books as The City and The Pillar, Vidal is often seen as an early champion of sexual liberation.

That is a fact of our condition. And we are all responsive to sexual stimuli from our own as well as from the opposite sex.

Certain societies at certain times, usually in the interest of maintaining the baby supply, have discouraged homosexuality. Other societies, particularly militaristic ones, have exalted it. But regardless of tribal taboos, homosexuality is a constant fact of the human condition and it is not a sickness, not a sin, not a crime Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality.

Notice I use the word 'natural,' not normal. In , the director William Wyler required a script doctor to rewrite the screenplay for Ben-Hur , originally written by Karl Tunberg.

As one of several script doctors assigned to the project, Vidal rewrote portions of the script to resolve ambiguities of character motivation, specifically to clarify the enmity between the Jewish protagonist, Judah Ben-Hur and the Roman antagonist, Messala, who had been close boyhood friends. In exchange for rewriting the Ben-Hur screenplay, on location in Italy, Vidal negotiated the early termination at the two-year mark of his four-year contract with MGM. Two such movies are the cowboy movie Billy the Kid , about William H.

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Bonney a gunman in the Lincoln County War , occurred in the New Mexico territory and later an outlaw in the Western frontier of the U. Ernest Wharton , by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent. Senate; Vidal forecast accurately that the opposing Republican candidate would win the election.

He concluded that McVeigh a politically disillusioned U. Army had mistreated the Iraqis. Roosevelt provoked Imperial Japan to attack the U.

He contended that Roosevelt had advance knowledge of the dawn-raid attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, To show off. To frighten Stalin. To change the balance of power in the world. To declare war on communism. Perhaps we were starting a pre-emptive world war". Bush administration — He described Bush as "the stupidest man in the United States" and said that Bush's foreign policy was explicitly expansionist.

Everything the Bushites touch is screwed up. Even if they longed to. They could step aside, though, or just go out to lunch while these terrible things were happening to the nation. I believe that of them. The newspaper emphasized that Vidal, described as "the Grand Old Man of American belles-lettres ", claimed that America is rotting away — and to not expect Barack Obama to save the country and the nation from imperial decay.

In the interview, also updated his views of his life, the United States, and other political subjects. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt — until recently But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.

Kennedy's mother. They're disgusting". Buckley, Jr. After days of bickering, their debates degraded to vitriolic ad hominem attacks. Discussing the Democratic National Convention protests , the public intellectuals argued about freedom of speech , namely the legality of protesters to display a Viet Cong flag in America, Vidal told Buckley to "shut up a minute".

Buckley had likened violent left wing protesters to German National Socialists. Vidal stated "As far as I'm concerned, the only sort of pro-crypto-Nazi I can think of is yourself". Gobigold, they call it—a nod to the desert dwellers who furnished the raw material. This new fabrication is woven with silk and linen for a lightweight, supersoft finish you can wear through the summer. At Pitti Uomo, a slightly frayed denim shirt dresses down a peak-lapel blazer.

This page: A washed-out jacket supplies just the right amount of texture. Does a scarf like this add some flair? Sure it does. But more im- portant, it has a function.

Even - in June, temperatures can plum- met. You could keep a cable-knit on hand all season, but this seems like a smarter solution. Artist Louis-Nicolas Darbon adds dimension with a lightweight scarf. Shirts, from top: By Kiton; kiton. Safari, so good.

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Wear it well and often. This take on the derby, for instance, upends the norm with extra-high facings where your shoelaces go , and the laces have a wide, ribbonlike aesthetic. The hand- applied patina may give them a classic cognac color, but make no mistake: These shoes are a little weird in a good way. Because HA is a water-based polymer, it mostly appears in barely there serums or lightweight gels, formulations that usually work better for Get to know the moisture-bonding guys.

Give it a try the next time your medicine cabinet You may have noticed the words hyaluronic acid appearing on more and more products. Rather than burning the skin, HA does the opposite: Terrence Keaney, a Washington, D. But the older we get, the more of it we lose. Rub in a few drops before putting on your moisturizer, or use one solo if your skin is on the oily side. I was raised right next door to my grandmoth- er, so as a child, I was able to spend a lot of time with her.

She brought Ferragamo to where it is today. Understanding the sacrifices she made was really an example of how to be part of the family legacy. Robert Downey Jr. When did they put you to work?

When we were between Luke Evans 9 and 13 years old, my twin brother and I spent our summer holidays putting shoes together. We were too young, maybe. The photos were like What differences product placement. I still report Downey Jr.

Ameri- each new generation in the morning? I start off with some- experimental. They But even during holi- thing that can be bro- adopt trends faster than days from university, ken up—sometimes I was a salesperson in our shop in Beverly Hills. And, of course, what they desire. I find our Why the rule of three? A company should be able your foot. The from a comfort stand- red carpet. From top: My grandfa- still refined.

It depends something as important Bradley Cooper. Think of the your body weight falls. Tramezza special-edition ly films there. He was jacket: Bottega Veneta. Top right: Bottom right: BLUE 10 Perry Ellis.

Salvatore Ferragamo. John Elliott. Paul Smith. Haider Ackermann. Timo Weiland. The result: Technically, this is still the stuff you wear when camping, but the execution has been catapulted forward. You deserve one. Noth- Background: Hilfiger Edition. If you buy a polo this summer, steer clear of the bicep-baring all-American model it always felt a bit too wholesome, anyway and choose something with panache.

Ripley—effortless, elegant, and always on holiday. GORemember when you first heard about skinny jeans, around ten years ago? Everyone did, because pants around the world started shrinking in a thigh-hugging ripple effect. This year, the pendulum swings back. There was a time when men found pink too feminine, ments every skin tone; and it carries plenty of punch. Every man needs a place to unload his pockets at the end of the day. Stop dumping your valuables on the kitchen table and start placing them where they belong—into something, well.

You need someplace to put all your shit. Consider the trail of receipts and small change littering your home, or the last time you upend- ed the apartment in search of your keys.

Bean; llbean. Longevity, quality, and char- acter: Those are the things Hi- roki Nakamura wants to instill in every piece he designs for. TR U e his label, Visvim. The company has gained a cult following for taking the traditional—outer- wear inspired by Japanese yu- kata robes and American work- wear, fabric dyed with mud or even bugs—and making it seem eclectic and modern.

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The clothes may appear to be simple, timeless pieces at first glance, but a closer inspection reveals artisanal details and gives you the impression that they were constructed to last. GRIT and earn a patina over time: You give them life as much as they have a life of their own.

Those classic records, the old Indian motorcycles—he uses them all. It takes an educated eye to find pieces built what we should all aspire that endure and inspire: A vintage piano. Bakelite gearshift knobs.

A miniature tepee. They learned about silversmithing, metalwork, and blacksmithing from early Spanish settlers and incorporated these into the creation of silver jewelry.

Vintage teacups. I aspire to do such work. Lucky for you, our editors tell you how to steal the best of their looks for yourself. Yet his mildly sham- bolic style—seen in this part of them as their flesh. Most ec- centric, though, is the big stripe down his trousers, marking them out as No. People tended to hang on to things. The trousers are still part of the uniform in some regi- ments of the British army— Prince William wore identi- cal trousers for his wedding.

Which means you can find them on eBay. Or hang on until fall and you might pick up a modern take from Dries Van Noten, whose next col- lection venerates the same English cloth mills—like Fox Brothers of Wellington, Somerset—that have made the heavy cloths for those uniforms since hello, Redcoats. Sunglasses by Persol. He did try, of course. Is it a purse?

Is it a murse? All I know is Beckett did what he did so well—did what no one else was doing and made it look entirely modern. From left: Pants by Christian Siriano. Necklace and bracelet by AUrate.

Suit by Dsquared2. Josie Canseco josiecanseco AGE: SI first featured her dad, Jose Canseco, in Shoes by Oscar Tiye. Neels Visser neelsvisser AGE: Outside of his Instagram feed of young-gun excess see him exiting helicop- ters, mugging at film premieres, and snapping selfies with mobs of fans , he can be found in ad campaigns for American Eagle and runway shows for Rochambeau and Philipp Plein.

Dress by Halston Heritage. Choker by Giuseppe Zanotti. Twan Kuyper twan AGE: He acquired 80, followers on his first day. The L. H air by And rew G unn for H oney Ar tists.

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M ake up by Tsip p orah Lie b man. Skirt by Pleats Please Issey Miyake. I have to fill up the page with ideas. When I would travel on the fashion circuit, I always used small notepads, something you can slip in your pocket. The wonderful thing about this one is that the cover has been around forever but you can refill it with new notebooks.

Ten years later, we went out to eat with my whole family and some- body stole it from my jacket pocket. Here I was, inviting everyone to dinner, and I ended up having no money to pay for it.

About 48 hours later, the police called and said some- body had returned it. The thieves dumped it somewhere, and all the cards and IDs were intact—only the cash was gone. Now I always close the zipper on my jacket pocket.

I do think one of the great things about most Her- the surest indication of his taste. This belt, for me, a hard-won purchase, those items give form to high-flown val- took on a certain character over the years, as ues like integrity, beauty, and craftsmanship.

Here, friends of the we ourselves do, I suppose. Bergdorf Goodman. This antique chess piece was a gift from Max Bernardini, col- lector and owner of Bernardini Luxury Vintage. It sits on my nightstand next to a Seiko alarm clock.

After he passed away, we found this while sorting through his things. But you can flip through and see everything he wrote—like this grocery list. If you travel a lot, like I do, it comes in handy because of its size.

It fits my cards, my ID, and my money. It limits you to the essentials. I was skinny, I was hungry, I was struggling like everybody else. That was in Back then, I was the fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, and you kind of traveled with a whole fashion crowd—editors and retailers and everyone on the same flights. You had to look good. The color is killer, almost like an orange.

I bought them as soon as they were available. I found it at an estate sale—a really big, over-the-top estate. R; lgrworld. Shorts price upon request by MM6 Maison Margiela; Gas up the car.

Pack it with coffee, jerky, and water. Turn up the radio no playlists just this once and speed into the desert until the heat made the high- way shimmer in that hazy, hallucinatory way Hunter S. Thompson must have loved. And then, just when it started to feel like we would never come back, we wanted to turn off the road and take some pictures. So we did it. We hired two people who look great in clothes.

One had just proposed to the other, so they were more than game to spend a few days together playing honeymoon in the desert. And we took our fashion di- rector along, and one of our favorite photographers, too. We did have a magazine to make, after all. We drove out to Palm Springs.

A city lying low in the shadows of four mountain ranges, where white windmills watch you move down the highway and the roofs of the homes tilt up toward the sky at welcom- ing open angles, like the sun worship- pers they were built for.

We booked one of those houses and unpacked our trunks.

Leggings price upon request by Louis Vuitton; louisvuitton. We went to bed late—everything went late out there—and we woke up freez- ing in the middle of the night. Every two hours, you either fed the wood- stove or shivered beneath thin wool blankets. Morning came, and we drove out to Joshua Tree.

The couple craned their necks at alien rock formations while we sorted through racks of cardigans and chinos for them to wear. When we broke for fifteen minutes, they walked out into the desert together, two sil- houettes beneath Lorax trees. It went on. We did our jobs, but it felt much better than usual doing them in the dry air and the warm sun, in a land- scape cribbed from a Ray Bradbury story we must have read once. The next morning, we fished empty bottles out of the pool, remember- ing how Champagne foam shot across the water like a Roman candle.

A nice memory, even if it did cause a lot of headaches. We started talking about our next trip on the way home. Sandals price upon request by Prada; prada. Pro du ct io n by Peter McCl af fe r ty. Casting by Edward Kim for the Edit Desk. How would you describe your style? Dressing is a pleasure for me, so I take time selecting what I wear. My style is mostly in the details—things you might not see at first glance.

How did you land on that You clearly know your look? Who inspired you? Then there gives the right mood were men of elegance for a daytime suit. Hitting the Big Time, p. Dan McAlister; p. Kat Pisiolek and Graham Walser; p. Mondaine, Victorinox, Breitling, Bulgari, Tudor: Pisiolek and Walser; p. Audemars Piguet, Seiko: IWC, to be a.Handling a coveted vintage. Featherweight low-tops make for a fresher step.

Dressing is a pleasure for me, so I take time selecting what I wear. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties. Shoes by Oscar Tiye. Gore Vidal saw himself as the last of the breed of literary figures who became celebrities in their own right.

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