Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, and cultural icon dies at 86.
U.S. women win gold medal in gymnastics.
It’s official: Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Larisa Latynina is an elegant reminder of gymnastics and Olympics history.
Margaret Lambert is the last living athlete banned from the 1936 Olympics for being Jewish.
New polls show Obama has edge in three battleground states.
Nick James introduces the countdown to Sight & Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time poll.
Edgar Wright on writing his Top Ten.
Michael Atkinson anatomises critics’ obsession with enshrining cinema’s “top ten.”
Why teenagers are finally starting to say no to drugs and alcohol.
Passion Pit’s “Constant Conversations,” featuring, um, Peter Bogdanovich:
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