Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:15pm ET - Yesterday, Oregon became the latest state with Marriage Equality, when a Federal Judge overturned the ban in the state.  And today, we could get news that Pennsylvania has struck down it's marriage ban.  Ari Ezra Waldman, Contributor to Towleroad.com and Law Professor with New York Law School, returns to the show to help us sort out what this means moving forward.

3:35pm ET - On May 5, Michael Alig, better known as “The Party Monster” was released from prison after serving approximately 17 years for the killing and dismembering of Angel Melendez.  This murder which shocked the nation and the New York club scene, gave then Mayor Giuliani the excuse he needed to crack down on nightclubs and further gentrify New York.  Joining us to discuss this horrific crime is journalist Michael Musto who chronicled Michael Alig's rise and fall from day one. 

4:35pm ET - No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal, whose professional life spanned more than 50 years of American politics and letters.  In a new documentary titled Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia, director Nick Wrathall presents a fascinating and entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism.  Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, and featuring candid vérité footage of Vidal in his final years, the film explores his enduring global impact on art, politics, and everything in between.  Joining us to discuss the film is its director Nick Wrathall.

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