Norman Mailer's stunning account of Muhammad
Evening StandardNorman Mailer's stunning account of Muhammad Ali's iconic fight with George Foreman retold with limited edition ...Evening StandardFour decades after its original release, a limited edition of Norman Mailer's 'The Fight' has been released to celebrate one of the most infamous sporting events in history. The Rumble in the jungle. George Foreman and Muhammad Ali were each paid ...
Posted on 4 March 2017 | 3:15 am
Norman Mailer's Snarling Encounter with
The New YorkerNorman Mailer's Snarling Encounter with Feminism, Restaged in Trump's AmericaThe New YorkerIn 1971, Norman Mailer moderated a cacophonous debate about feminism that was captured on film by the documentarians Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker. Now the event has been reinterpreted in the Wooster Group's play “The Town Hall Affair.
Posted on 23 February 2017 | 10:37 am
The Murderer Who Broke Norman Mailer's Heart
Daily BeastThe Murderer Who Broke Norman Mailer's HeartDaily BeastWhen I first entered the netherworld of corruption and violence in 1993 for a first-time, nonviolent LSD conspiracy, the first two books I read when I hit prison were Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song and Jack Henry Abbott's In the Belly of the Beast.
Posted on 21 February 2017 | 9:12 pm
BWW Review: It's Norman Mailer Vs. Feminism
Broadway WorldBWW Review: It's Norman Mailer Vs. Feminism in Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIRBroadway WorldIt would be nice to be able take in The Wooster Group's intriguing docu-theatre piece, THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR, as a look at the grotesquely blatant brand sexism of nearly 50 years ago that we have since outgrown. Sadly, this glimpse at a carnival-like ...
Posted on 18 February 2017 | 1:40 am
How Norman Mailer helped a criminal kill
New York PostHow Norman Mailer helped a criminal kill againNew York PostAt a 1981 press conference before New York media, a grim-faced Norman Mailer held up that day's edition of The Post. A headline blared, “Norman Mailer Shocker: I'd Help Killer Again.” The city was aghast, Mailer lobbed a $2 million libel suit against ...
Posted on 16 February 2017 | 1:21 pm
Martha Thomases: Dog Day Censorship
Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:11 pm
Is P’Town Carnival losing its queerness?
Famously known as an avant-garde colony at the tip of Cape Code, drawing artists, painters, writers (Norman Mailer lived at 627 Commercial Street year-round from 1990 until his death in 2001), playwrights (Tennessee Williams spent summers in town during ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:17 pm
Best of Enemies
We were different people not so long ago. Our attention spans could accommodate in our popular culture the likes of John Cheever, Norman Mailer and Dick Cavett. Instead of the oblivious and partisan bloviations of otter-sleek, made-for-teevee mannequins ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:26 pm
August 28 - 2008: NY Times writes about
2008: "Cape Cod murder case adds another chapter" On this day in 2008, the New York Times reported: Peter Manso has always courted controversy to promote his books, including biographies on Norman Mailer and Marlon Brando and a provocative look at ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:09 pm
IN A PENNSYLVANIA TOWN, A COLD SHOULDER FOR
Is it that we've gotten used to having our novels served up like journalism? Is it that we live in the post-Jack Kerouac-Hunter Thompson-Tom Wolfe-Norman Mailer age where the term "fast" is a laudable distinction? I'm fairly sure Hemingway would have ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:38 am