Gore Vidal, 1925-2012. A great man of letters, Gore Vidal has died. Mr. Vidal was a public figure a la Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, and perhaps Christopher Hitchens. Moreover, he wrote about 25 novels. Nonetheless, he was truly remembered for calling William F. Buckley Jr. a "crypto-Nazi" during a 1968 televised debate.
William Carl Ferleman is a professional music journalist and Shakespearean. He has written for the Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance, Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, and The Kansas City Star. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from The University of Kansas. A Kansas City native, Ferleman now is based in South Florida.