Albany, NY – Gore Vidal is widely considered to be one of this and last century's greatest essayists and is also a prolific author of novels, plays, and screenplays. He is one of those larger than life characters.
In his latest book, the second volume of his memoirs, titled Point To Point Navigation, he turns his sights to his friends, faces and events of his own life. In the second part of his conversation with WAMC's Joe Donahue, he talks about the state of literature in this country, a subject he has been very critical of in the past.
Albany, NY – Here are just a few of the words used to describe Gore Vidal: Raconteur, essayist, novelist, politician, playwright, historian, critic and screenwriter.
As a result of all those professions, it is hard to think of another American writer in the 20th and 21st Centuries who has lived a life richer in incident, achievement and association than Gore Vidal.
Albany, NY – Tree season is here again. All across the country, people are strapping conifers to their roofs and unwrapping heirloom ornaments, still dusty from their year long slumber in the attic. Today, essayist Dina Stander, shares her family's reluctant journey to Christmas tree acceptance.
Dina Stander is a writer and artist who lives in Shutesbury, Massachusetts.
Albany, NY – We hear a lot about the cruelties of war, the hardships, the bloodshed, and the pure exhaustion that plague soldiers of every war.
So it would come as a surprise that soldiers during World War One - men who spent their days and nights digging trenches - would chose to pick up yet another shovel. This time to plant elaborate flower gardens and tidy rows of life sustaining vegetables.
Albany, NY – The Albany Symphony is starting a new tradition - A Magic of Christmas concert to celebrate the season. We're joined by Music Director David Alan Miller, board member Sherley Hannay, and Noelle Liberty from The Music Studio.
Albany, NY – Former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, has just written a new book titled: Palestine - Peace Not Apartheid. WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with President carter about the controversial title...