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Norman Mailer Wasn’t “Canceled.” (Dumb)

Instead, the publishing conglomerate’s decision to back away from Mailer points to a different set of financial imperatives, as well as a growing impulse among publishing executives to blame business decisions on junior staff—the industry’s version of inventing someone to be mad at. – The New Republic
Tags: Art, Words, Norman Mailer, Mailer


Of Norman Mailer And Cancel Culture

A culturally and politically monotone graduate class, on board with just about every woke nostrum going, not only dominates publishing houses’ workforce – it is now trying to dominate publishers’ output, too. – spiked
Tags: Art, Words, Norman Mailer


No, Norman Mailer Hasn’t Been Canceled By His Publisher, Says His Son

“They didn’t feel they were the right house to do this book right now. I don’t think they have any interest in trying to cancel Norman Mailer. You can’t cancel Norman Mailer.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, Norman Mailer, Says His Son, Norman Mailer You


Random House Drops Norman Mailer Anthology, Skyhorse Picks It Up

Mailer’s longtime publisher, Random House denies that it has dropped his work entirely (it continues to maintain his backlist), but passed the planned Mailer centennial collection to Skyhorse Publishing, which has picked up titles by Woody Allen, Blake Bailey, and Garrison Keillor abandoned by major houses. – AP
Tags: Art, Words, Random House, Norman Mailer, Garrison Keillor, Mailer, Skyhorse Publishing, Woody Allen Blake Bailey


Richard Baron, Daring Publisher Of Dial Press, Dead At 98

Among the unconventional books that he took on when other publishers wouldn’t were The Armies of the Night, the first of Norman Mailer’s “nonfiction novels”; James Baldwin’s Another Country (Baron let Baldwin stay in his country house while he finished it); and Report from Iron Mountain, an antiwar satire which he and editor E.L. Doctorow marketed as a secret, leaked government study detailing the necessity of constant war to maintain power. As Doctorow later said, “If anyone was the perfect pu...
Tags: Art, People, James Baldwin, Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Doctorow, 06.14.21, Richard Baron He


Great Writers On Their Best- And Least-Loved Punctuation Marks

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Wolfe on exclamation points, Garielle Lutz and Toni Morrison on commas, Norman Mailer on hyphens, Cormac McCarthy on periods, and Gertrude Stein on periods, commas, and semicolons: “They are more powerful more imposing more pretentious than a comma but they are a comma all the same. They really have within them deeply within them fundamentally within them the comma nature.” – Literary Hub
Tags: Art, Words, Toni Morrison, Gertrude Stein, Cormac Mccarthy, Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, 05.04.21, Garielle Lutz


Salvador Dalí Strolls onto The Dick Cavett Show with an Anteater, Then Talks About Dreams & Surrealism, the Golden Ratio & More (1970)

There was a time when you could flip on the TV in the evening, tune in to a major network's late-night talk show, and see Salvador Dalí walking an anteater. That time was the early 1970s, the network was ABC, and the talk show's host was Dick Cavett, who dared to converse on camera, and at length, with everyone from Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen to Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal to David Bowie and Janis Joplin, and John Lennon with Yoko Ono. Whether they went smoothly or bumpily, Cavett's...
Tags: Google, Art, Television, Abc, College, John Lennon, America, Earth, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Satchel Paige, Salvador Dalí, Gore Vidal, Woody Allen, Janis Joplin, Dick Cavett


The Children of New York City’s Greatest Generation

(daughter of Julie Finch and Donald Judd); , painter (daughter of Karin and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders); , artist (daughter of Helen and Brice Marden); , novelist (son of Barbara Works and Gordon Lish); , chef (daughter of Helen and Brice Marden); , writer and actor (son of Norris Church Mailer and Norman Mailer); , novelist and producer (daughter of Gail and Victor Niederhoffer); , ceramist (daughter of Caroline Stewart and Peter Halley); , writer (daughter of Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelma...
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Creativity, Paul Auster, Samuel L Jackson, Isabella Rossellini, Francesco Clemente, Siri Hustvedt, Brice Marden, Susan Sarandon, Helen, Alba, Julian Schnabel, Donald Judd, Carolina


Read 1,000 Editions of the The Village Voice: A Digital Archive of the Iconic New York City Paper

After The Village Voice announced this week that it was folding its print operation, a couple people compared the venerable NYC rag's demise to the end of Gawker, the snarky online tabloid taken down by Hulk Hogan and his shadowy financier Peter Thiel. For too many reasons to list, this comparison seems to my mind hardly apt. There’s a gesture toward the Voice’s profane unruliness, but the alternative weekly, founded in 1955, transcended the blog age’s sophomoric nihilism. The hermetic containe...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, New York, Film, College, New York City, US, Magazines, Village Voice, Peter Thiel, Lgbtq, Voice, Rudy Giuliani, Stonewall, Facebook Twitter


Read 1,000 Editions of The Village Voice: A Digital Archive of the Iconic New York City Paper

After The Village Voice announced this week that it was folding its print operation, a couple people compared the venerable NYC rag's demise to the end of Gawker, the snarky online tabloid taken down by Hulk Hogan and his shadowy financier Peter Thiel. For too many reasons to list, this comparison seems to my mind hardly apt. There’s a gesture toward the Voice’s profane unruliness, but the alternative weekly, founded in 1955, transcended the blog age’s sophomoric nihilism. The hermetic containe...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, New York, Film, College, New York City, US, Magazines, Village Voice, Peter Thiel, Lgbtq, Voice, Rudy Giuliani, Stonewall, Facebook Twitter


Village Voice To Quit Print Publication

The Village Voice was founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer, and for decades it sold a weekly version thick with classified ads. Its mix of political and cultural coverage created a model for alternative weeklies around the country, many of which have since folded. In 1996, facing competition from publications like […]
Tags: Art, Words, Norman Mailer, Dan Wolf Ed Fancher, 08.22.17


Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts Online 70,000 Objects Documenting the History of the Performing Arts: Download Playbills, Posters & More

Yesterday the sad news broke that The Village Voice will discontinue its print edition. Co-founded by Norman Mailer in 1955 and providing New Yorkers with savvy music writing, raunchy advice columns, juicy exposés, reviews, entertainment listings, apartments, jobs, band members, terrible roommates, and pretty much anything else one might desire every week for over half a century, the paper will be missed. Though it won’t disappear online, the loss of the street-level copy in its comfortingly fa...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Theatre, Dance, Brooklyn, United States, New York Times, Paris, Meryl Streep, Village Voice, Opera, Patrick Stewart, Voice, Keith Haring, Philip Glass


It's Time To Rediscover The Greatness Of Mary McCarthy

Ignore Norman Mailer and his evaluation of McCarthy's books. "This is a perfect moment, in terms of the progress of our political development as well as the sand through feminism’s hourglass, for the Library of America’s release of McCarthy’s complete fiction. The two volumes comprise a body of work that retains startling and unsettling relevance. […]
Tags: Art, Words, Mccarthy, Norman Mailer, Mary McCarthy, Library of America, 06.30.17


Why Leonard Bernstein Didn't Succeed

"Bernstein’s heyday was in a time of high hopes. John F. Kennedy’s Camelot was meant to usher in a new world order; Norman Mailer was supposed to write the Great American Novel. Bernstein, similarly, was expected to catapult American music to a new level of excellence and prestige. But high hopes are invariably bound to […]
Tags: Art, People, John F Kennedy, Camelot, Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, Norman Mailer, 04.28.17


Artist is Creating a Parthenon Made of 100,000 Banned Books: A Monument to Democracy & Intellectual Freedom

With the rise of Far Right candidates in Europe and in America, along with creeping dictatorship in Turkey and authoritarianism in the Philippines, the idea of democracy and freedom of speech feels under threat more than ever. While we don’t talk about political solutions here on Open Culture, we do believe in the power of art to illuminate. Argentine artist Marta Minujín is creating a large-scale artwork called The Parthenon of Books that will be constructed on Friedrichsplatz in Kassel...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Politics, Greece, College, China, Nazis, America, San Francisco, Turkey, George Orwell, Philippines, Current Affairs, Argentina, Lewis Carroll


BWW Review: It's Norman Mailer Vs. Feminism in Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR

It 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 event disguised as a serious debate on the subject of, as it was known at the time, women's lib, is likely to remind audience members of current headlines. [Author: Michael Dale]
Tags: Theatre, Norman Mailer, Wooster Group, Michael Dale



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