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Jack Kerouac’s “Beat Paintings:” Now Gathered in One Book and Exhibition for the First Time

Most of us enter Jack Kerouac's world through his 1959 novel On the Road. Those of us who explore it more deeply thereafter may find much more than we expected to: Kerouac's inner life came out not just in his formidable body of written work, but in spoken-word jazz albums, fantasy baseball materials, and even paintings. Though Kerouac has now been gone for nearly half a century, it wasn't until just last year that his works of visual art were brought together: Kerouac: Beat Painting did it in ...
Tags: Google, Art, Milan, College, Literature, Road, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Seoul, Truman Capote, First Time, Facebook Twitter, Bandera, Colin Marshall, David Barnett, Pope Paul VI

"The Radziwill-Capote friendship ended... They fell out when she refused to testify for Mr. Capote in a libel suit brought by Gore Vidal..."

"... over a Capote assertion, citing her as his source, that Mr. Vidal had been ejected drunk from the Kennedy White House. Mr. Vidal said he had merely been escorted to his hotel by friends after antagonizing Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Mr. Vidal won the suit and an apology."From "Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85" (NYT).I've never been interested in Princess Radziwill, but I'm thoroughly intrigued by the news that Vidal sued Truman Capote for ...
Tags: New York, Law, White House, Drinking, Homosexuality, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Jackie, Kennedy, Defamation, Gore, Lee, Buckley, Robert Kennedy, William F Buckley Jr, Truman

LGBTQ landmarks

From the very first queer magazine to significant protests for LGBTQ freedom of expression, there are a number of buildings around the United States that are still standing as testaments to the history of the LGBTQIA+ community. Though it seems now like a world so far out of our grasp, there was once a time when members of the queer community could not even assemble for a few beers in peace. In fact, in a not-so-distant past, “social justice” did not appear to be in the realm of possibility f...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, Germany, Lgbt, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, Washington Dc, Columbia University, Lgbtq, Jackson, Truman Capote

Now Stream This: ‘The Endless’, ‘Maniac’, ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’, ‘Shutter Island’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming. The Best Movies Streaming Right Now 1. The Endless Now Streaming on Netflix Release Date: 2018 Genre: Weird metaphysical sci-fi horror Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead Cast: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington, Lew Temple, James Jordan ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Bob Dylan, House, Justin Theroux, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Emma Stone

"The conservative Roberts majority will no doubt frame future rulings on voting restrictions and gerrymandering as solidly grounded in law and the Constitution."

"And yet it could become increasingly difficult to believe the court is doing law, not politics, if a conservative majority of Republican appointees issued decision after decision that had the effect of helping Republican candidates win elections.... Elections are the only obvious, if indirect, way for the public to express its discontent with a wayward Supreme Court. Maybe a mobilized Democratic Party can somehow overcome all the barriers of Republican entrenchment.... If a new dominant nationa...
Tags: Supreme Court, Writing, Law, Wikipedia, Court, Journalism, Redistricting, Kansas, Truman Capote, Voting Rights, Democratic Party, Roberts, Roberts Court, Emily Bazelon, Yale Law School, Jack Olsen

August 6-10th - FREE eBook - NO MORE BLOOD - Epilogue on the Life of Truman Capote

Truman Capote has only 3 hours and 45 minutes left to live. Is there time enough for him to create one last epic tale? To warp and twist and colour the Past, so the death knell Present can be accepted… as one small feminine hand reaches for another? Near Garden City, Kansas, a young girl walks a lonely stretch of dirt road waiting to meet up with "Him." The End, in every sense, is nigh; the clock is ticking... Beyond the fame and fortune which hit like a tsunami after “In Cold Blood,” ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Truman Capote, Truman, Near Garden City Kansas

Narrative nonfiction: 7 tips for turning your idea into a book

Narrative nonfiction is nonfiction’s equivalent of the novel, says Daniel Smith. Here’s how to turn your idea into a compelling read. 4 minutes to read When most people think of writing a book, they usually have a novel in mind. When I was at university, I dreamed of writing fiction too. In fact, I imagined myself hobnobbing with Ian McEwan at some publishing party over a canape and glass of bubbly. But life doesn’t always turn out like you expect. Twenty-odd years later I am, in fact, the auth...
Tags: Books, Writing, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Katherine Boo, Truman Capote, Daniel Smith, Ian McEwan, Primo Levi, NonFiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Book Ideas, Sherlock Holmes That

"If, in a spirit of free intellectual and imaginative inquiry, you dared to suggest that a man who masturbated in front of a woman he barely knew without her consent..."

"... might have been acting out, in an attitude of aggressive contempt, his own shame and emasculation — if you tried to understand his actions, without justifying them — you would be shouted down and vilified. Imagine the outcry if you went further and speculated about why Harvey Weinstein allegedly manipulated some actresses dependent on his power into watching him while he was naked. Could it be that Mr. Weinstein, who reportedly had often been mocked for his appearance, wanted to dehumanize ...
Tags: Murder, Law, Rape, Harvey Weinstein, Morality, Gore Vidal, Sexual Harassment, Truman Capote, David Mamet, Richard Wright, Thomas, James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Weinstein, SIEGEL, Lee Siegel

Getting to Be a Habit

Other people’s working habits are always fascinating. I can sit and read about them for hours. Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit.” He probably would have liked Frank Loesser’s unique working habits, who wrote the score of “Guys and Dolls” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” His wife said he would work all night. Then have a giant martini (gin) and go to bed. Works for me. Which brings me to Immanuel Kant, (you probab...
Tags: Travel, America, Ben Franklin, Lewis Carroll, Truman Capote, Emily Dickinson, Conversations, Aristotle, Ernest Hemingway, Astaire, Frank Loesser, Fred Astaire, Immanuel Kant, Kant, Thomas Wolfe, Peter De Vries

FX Expects ‘Fargo’ to Return in 2019, Announces ‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Title, Greenlights ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spin-off

FX CEO John Landraf spoke with the Television Critics Association this morning. During a Q&A session, he confirmed that Fargo creator Noah Hawley is developing a fourth season, which the network expects next year. “It’s not gone,” Landgraf said. “Noah Hawley, who’s become quite a busy bee, not only with Legion but he’s got a pretty substantial career as a novelist and feature career coming up as a writer/director. Has told us that he has an idea which excites me enormously for a fourth cycle...
Tags: Television, Movies, Atlanta, Fargo, Noah Hawley, Truman Capote, American Crime Story, FX, Television Critics Association, Versace, Linda Tripp, Landgraf, Monica Lewinski, SAMCRO, Gianni Versace, Bill Clintons

Soundtrack Review: In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score In Cold Blood by Quincy Jones. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 100 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 28.5 Album Excellence: 100% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? In Cold Blood is a 1967 American thriller film directed by Richard Brooks and starring Robert Blake, Scott Wilson & John Forsythe. It’s based on the 1966 book of the same name by Truman Capote. In meeting in Ka...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Thriller, Kansas, Truman Capote, Clutter, Dick, Jones, Quincy Jones, Film Scores, Intrada Records, 60s, John Barry, Perry, Richard Brooks, Quincy

The London Underground Scene of ‘Darkest Hour’: So False, So Winning, So Slam-Dunk Oscar

Biographical film dramas used to cover a lot of ground without, as a rule, showing a lot of artistry. That all changed around the time of “Capote” (2005), a movie that employed the then-audacious strategy of focusing on a single extended chapter of Truman Capote’s life — the reporting and writing of “In Cold Blood” […]
Tags: Gary Oldman, Columns, Truman Capote, Darkest Hour

Tasting Nonna's Recipes in Rome--and in the Italian Language

Assaggiare To taste, to try             “Assaggia!”              I guessed the meaning of the word the first time I heard it, based on the smile on my friend’s face and the delicious tidbit she was offering:  “Have a taste. Give it a try. Savor this treat.”             Of all the dishes and delights I've tried over the years, the assaggi (tastings) I remember best were home-made (fatti in casa), often with recipes handed down from a beloved nonna (grandmother). For those of us not lucky enoug...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Michelin, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote, Federico Fellini, Gregory Peck, Nonna, Cappelli, Dianne Hales, Fiori, LA BELLA LINGUA, Della, Margutta, Angelo Troiani Assaggia

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Crossed a Murky River in Style

When “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” opened in October 1961, Variety reviewer Larry Tubelle predicted “great commercial success” for the romantic comedy. He didn’t know the half of it. The Paramount release was an immediate hit, but its popularity has increased over the years, fondly remembered as one of Hollywood’s most charming and fashion-setting movies. Its success defies explanation […]
Tags: Hollywood, Features, Marilyn Monroe, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote, Paramount, Tiffany, Larry Tubelle

10 Secrets for Happy Housekeeping

The art of designing (and redesigning) a home is an act of expression available to all: It’s what Remodelista is all about. The creating, designing, imagining what will be—this is the fun part. And then there’s the upkeep; the less-than-thrilling (read: dreaded) part. The good news? Our relationship with cleaning is one thing that we can change. Take it from me: a cleaning convert who used to recoil at the sight of a dustpan. If we can start to look at our abodes as, truly, our homes—the heart o...
Tags: Amazon, Cleaning, Books, Matthew Williams, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Winston Churchill, Truman Capote, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Julie, Gretchen Rubin, Charles Duhigg, Duhigg, Home Inspiration, Remodelista

Critic’s Notebook: The Pain of Fame, With Sondheim, Warhol and Capote as Guides

A definitive revival of the musical “Merrily We Roll Along” and a new play about Andy Warhol and Truman Capote dissect the discontents of celebrity.
Tags: News, Andy Warhol, Theater, Truman Capote, Maria, Stephen, Michael, Sondheim, American Repertory Theater, Friedman, Mayer, Rob Roth, Boston (Mass, WARHOLCAPOTE (Play, Huntington Theater Co, Merrily We Roll Along (Play

/Answers: Movies That Actually Should Be Remade

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the release of Flatliners, this week’s edition asks “What movie, good or bad, classic or not, do you think actually needs to be remade?” Hoai-Tran Bui: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn’s iconic little black dress and tiara grace the wall of every girl’s college dorm room, and the memory of her lilting voice singing “Moon River” are burned in our memories. But it’s difficult to rewatch Bre...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Kate Winslet, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Doom, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Truman Capote, Cate Blanchett, Answers, PAUL, Tony, Holly, Tiffany

Massachusetts Theater Review: ‘WarholCapote’

A chance reference in “The Andy Warhol Diaries” to a collaboration on a play with Truman Capote led Rob Roth to 59 cassettes and 80 hours’ worth of taped conversation, a decade’s worth of obtaining rights and transcripts and finally “WarholCapote,” a self-described “non-fiction invention” premiering at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. What the... Read more »
Tags: Reviews, Massachusetts, Legit, Cambridge, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, American Repertory Theater, Michael Mayer, Rob Roth

Longtime New Yorker Writer Lillian Ross Dies At 99

NEW YORK (AP) — Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a confession to an adulterous affair, has died at age 99. Ross died early Wednesday at Lenox Hill Hospital after suffering a stroke, New Yorker articles editor Susan Morrison said Wednesday. In an email statement to The Associated Press, New Yorker editor David Remnick...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, News, New York City, Ap, New York Times, Broadway, Anjelica Huston, Harry Truman, Truman Capote, New Yorker, Ross, Hemingway, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York University, Erik

Theater News: American Repertory Theater Partners With Harvard Art Museums for WARHOLCAPOTE

The world-premiere production is inspired by recorded conversations between Truman Capote and Andy Warhol.
Tags: Theatre, Truman Capote

The real Truman show: Capote, Warhol chats inspire new play

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A new stage play based on long-lost recordings of intimate conversations between pop artist Andy Warhol and writer Truman Capote (kuh-PO’tee) is making its world premiere this weekend. “WARHOLCAPOTE” is stitched together from 80 hours’ worth of real-life dialogue between the two American icons. Warhol and Capote were close friends, and […]
Tags: Travel, News, Ap, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Truman Capote, Capote, Cambridge Mass, Nation & World

Crime That Might Pay

How do you balance the First Amendment right of free speech with the societal imperative to punish people for crime?
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Books, New York, Crime, Law, Truman Capote, Free Speech, First Amendment, New York State, In Cold Blood, 1st Amendment, Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, Piper Kerman, Criminally Yours, Toni Messina

AK Monthly Recap: May 2017

This month I returned to my roots — I took a nice juicy solo trip to some countries I hadn’t visited before. Man, that always feels great. I took long walks. I photographed everything in sight. I drank lots of coffees in lots of cool cafes. Absolute bliss. Since settling down in New York last year, I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve struggled with my identity. When you earn your salary based on your personality and then you make a major shift in lifestyle, on top of going from a moderate cost...
Tags: Florida, New York, France, Boston, Massachusetts, Berlin, Ukraine, Snapchat, Fbi, Netflix, Brooklyn, South Africa, Paris, Italy, Macedonia, Zimbabwe

Jack O’Connell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Gad to Star in ‘Party of the Century’

Jack O’Connell, Chloe Moretz, and Josh Gad are starring in “Party of the Century,” centered on Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball with shooting starting later this year in New York City. Gad will portray Capote. Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman are directing and Tim Perell will produce the film through his shingle Process... Read more »
Tags: Film, Festivals, Jack O'connell, Truman Capote, Josh Gad, Chloë Moretz, White Ball, Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman, Party of the Century, Jack O'Connell Chloe Moretz Josh Gad, Connell Chloe Moretz, New York City Gad, Tim Perell

Josh Gad to Star as Truman Capote in PARTY OF THE CENTURY

Josh Gad, who currently stars in Disney's live action 'Beauty and the Beast', will take on the role of famed writer Truman Capote in the new film PARTY OF THE CENTURY. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Truman Capote, Josh Gad, TV News Desk

Link About It: Mapping NYC's Historic and Cultural LGBTQ+ Sites

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has just launched an interactive map that pinpoints 100+ significant political and cultural sites across all the five boroughs. Of course, there's Julius’ Bar and Truman Capote’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights, but also...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Maps, Design, NYC, Lgbt, Culture, Lgbtq, Interactive, Truman Capote, Newyork, Linkaboutit, Brooklyn Heights, Julius, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

@R eview | STown

If you visit the website of the podcast STown, you’ll notice that the seven-part series is divided into “chapters.” After binge-listening seven hours during the past weekend (kept doing yard work so I could listen guilt-free), I agree that “chapters” is more appropriate than “episodes” as STown flows like a well-crafted story, masterfully told. First a word of caution. If cussing (and I mean cussing, not cursing) offends you, please stop here and forget the podcast. Okay. You’ve been warned. STo...
Tags: Review, Marketing, Alabama, Podcasting, Nashville, Brian, John, Truman Capote, South, Trump, Reed, Tuscaloosa, FAULKNER, John B, Katharine Graham, Rick Bragg

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 03/29/17

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 40% Off on Merrell Shoes and 55% Off on a Gotham Steel Kitchen Nonstick Frying Pan and Cookware Set (12-Piece). One of the Nook Daily Deals, The Wolf of Allendale by Hannah Spencer is on sale for $2.99 on Kindle and at Kobo, but is all the way down to $0.99 at B&N. Open Road One Day Deals The Salinger Contract ($1.99 Kindle), by Adam Langer – One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Fiction Books of the Year An enthralling literary mystery that connects some of the ...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, Romance, Horror, Fantasy, Vampires, Chicago, New Hampshire, New York Times, Kindle Books, African American, Classics, True Crime, Truman Capote

In Cold Blood Subject Wrote His Own Just-Discovered Book, Which Truman Capote Kept Secret

Richard Hickock, one of the two Kansas murderers whose trial and life was chronicled in Truman Capote’s genre-shifting In Cold Blood, also wrote his own book with a Kansas journalist; it was never published and though Capote knew about it, he never once mentioned it in his notes.Read more...
Tags: Books, News, Kansas, Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, Richard Hickock, Mack Nations

The Shortest, Sweetest Books You Can Read In A Weekend

Between Netflix marathons, the workweek grind, and social cals, we get it. You’re busy. Too busy, perhaps, to crack open that book gathering dust on your bedside table (looking at you, Infinite Jest).Let’s leave the 500-page books for our next summer vacation — or, more likely, for retirement. For now, you need a book that can fit into your busy schedule. These short books all possess the virtue of brevity. Plus, with gripping (and occasionally intergalactic) plots and equally sharp prose, we d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, France, Earth, Ford, Iowa, Brazil, Marco Polo, Margaret Atwood, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote, National Geographic, Jeanette Winterson, Napoleon, Pittsburgh