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Norman Mailer

Read Norman Mailer's Letter To Henry Miller

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Selected Letters of Norman Mailer. In this particular letter, Mailer writes fellow author Henry Miller, discussing ev...

Ultimate Fighting

Francis Levy | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Prize fighting is a metaphor for life. At least it's one of the metaphors and it's probably the metaphoric quality that accounts for its popularity. ...

The Real Superheroes of P'Town Carnival

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

While inarguably P'Town is known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast, and this year marked the 36th anniversary of Carnival, our presence wasn't always as welcoming as it is today.

This Pulitzer Prize Author Died Unrecognized For His Artwork

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts

We thought Norman Mailer's greatest connection to the art world was the fact that his 1983 novel "Ancient Evenings" was loosely adapted into a five-an...

Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow... Don't Go There

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

To see Tom Cruise play a schmuck is great fun. And he is good at it. Of course this is the beginning of Edge of Tomorrow ,but, sure enough, he redeems...

Au Revoir Picasso

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Carole Mallory

On March 8, 2014, I visited Welfare in order to pay my electric bill. I filed an application because I qualified for poverty level assistance. Whil...

Keeping The Spirit of Elaine's Alive by Nurturing Young Writers... And Partying

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Picasso Jewels

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Carole Mallory

"When are we getting married?" I asked Claude. He remained silent. I boarded the first plane in the morning for New York, took his dog, Tutu, never to return to Paris.

My Friendship With Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer: How They Buried the Hatchet

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

In My Friendship with Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal: How They Buried the Hatchet, I explain how I convinced both men to sit down for a joint interview. Getting these literary lions together with their claws not protruding was not easy.

Norman Mailer Bit My Dad and Other Childhood Memories

Kipp Friedman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Kipp Friedman

I once asked my father what he felt was the secret to good writing. I was about 16 and was struggling to complete a school English paper when I turned to my father for advice, he being the famous writer of the family.

Norman Mailer, Technology and the Survival of the Planet

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert David Jaffee

"Technology was invented by Satan." So said Norman Mailer at a book event in Los Angeles in 2007, just half a year or so before he passed away. Mailer, who is the subject of a new biography, Norman Mailer: A Double Life, by J. Michael Lennon, also contended late in his life that God was "an existential God."

Norman Mailer and the Death of the American Novel

Dan Agin | Posted 01.20.2014 | Books
Dan Agin

The death of the American novel has usually been attributed to some malaise in the culture, the continuing ignorance of the masses, the apathy of a money-oriented society, and so on. But that may be off the mark.

Norman Mailer On Love

Posted 10.14.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Norman Mailer: A Double Life" by J. Michael Lennon [Simon & Schuster, $40.00]: On December 7 the Japanese attacke...

How George Saunders Helped Me Find My Intellectual Life

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Larissa Zimberoff

But for some, for many just a bit older than I, there was really real programming in the form of The Dick Cavett Show: live television that featured the great literary and cultural personalities of the time.

The United States of Gore Vidal

Michael Conniff | Posted 11.27.2013 | Denver
Michael Conniff

It's not every day that you get to see the original video of William F. Buckley Jr. calling Gore Vidal "a queer" on network television, but people in ...

Can Writing A Novel Kill You?

David Biddle | Posted 10.07.2013 | Books
David Biddle

I nearly died just after writing the first draft of my second novel. The story is unnerving, possibly amoral, anarchic, and, certainly, nihilistic as hell -- but it still tries to say life is a magnificent and magical journey.

An Elusive Utopia By The Sea

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.27.2013 | Books
Lionel Rolfe

John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.

PHOTOS: A Notorious Author Once Boxed Here

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

Norman Mailer's work continues to be preceded by his reputation. I have two favorite secondhand memories of the notorious author, both experienced thr...

WATCH: Norman Mailer's Son On His Father As Critic

Posted 06.12.2013 | Books

Norman Mailer's son John Buffalo Mailer, an author in his own right, stopped by HuffPost Live recently to reveal what a tough critic his father had be...

Boston Phoenix Falls, Smaller Alt-Weeklies Survive

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

The abrupt closing last week of the 47-year-old Boston Phoenix was a shock to the alternative weekly ecosystem. It also underscored the divide between struggling big city papers and more viable smaller-market ones.

Anticipating a Big Week for Zero Dark Thirty

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At a luncheon at "21" early last December, Jessica Chastain was relieved. Not because her new film Zero Dark Thirty was chosen as Best Film by the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review, but because her secret could now be known.

Iconic Whaling Bar in La Jolla to Close

Mary Duncan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
Mary Duncan

Where do we go from here? Time will tell if a modern French styled bistro will fill the void left by the absence of deep wooden walls, whaling murals and worn red leather booths where many famous "bottoms" sat.

Search for the Real -- Roma

James Franco | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

My NYU grad students and I presented our collaborative film Tar at the Rome Film Festival. What they accomplished is fairly unprecedented and hasn't been done by any group of students at any film school. At least as far as I know, and I teach at a bunch of them.

Book Review: Rod: The Autobiography

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Carole Mallory

Grandfather Rod Stewart, the rocker, happy at last.

Buy Books by the Foot

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 12.21.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

If you're an intellectual, you need a substantial book collection, preferably at a cost that will leave you with a few extra dollars for food. Here's how to build one.