By the time you finish reading this, you'll be older than you are now
Earlier this year, the nautical-themed apartment at 142 Columbia Heights in which co-founder of the Village Voice and notable brawler Norman Mailer lived was put on the market by Corcoran with an asking price of $2.5 million. In July, an offer of $2.08 million was accepted from Wesley Golby, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 28 Mailer's 5th Estate: Who's paranoid now? by Frank Crowther "Paranoia is the most useful or the most destructive faculty of the human spirit. One never knows when it's devoted to you or your destruction ... More >>
Ooh. Would you like to own Norman Mailer's nautical-themed Brooklyn Heights home, on Columbia Heights near Pineapple Street? Of course you would, though if you don't have $2.5 million, that will be difficult. But you could own other things the literary icon once touched, like his 1960s-era ju ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 8, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 6 Mailer's Birthday by Lucian K. Truscott IV Norman Mailer is probably the only man in America who could give himself a birthday party, charge $50 a couple admission to the posh inner sanctum of the Fo ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...
fci.tumblr.comFatty Johnson's, the pop-up bar from Zac Pelaccio in the old Cabrito space, has been playing host to many of the city's finest bartenders while offering a menu of porky delights (Our Man Sietsema enjoyed the burger, and we're especially partial to the chicken soup chock full of ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 23, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 38 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Norman Mailer's "MAIDSTONE" is being exhibited these days at the Whitney Museum, and "exhibited" is perhaps an apter term for the enterprise than "shown" or "released ... More >>
55 years ago today, the first issue of a newspaper put out by editor Daniel Wolf and publisher Edwin Fancher (and paid for by their buddy Norman Mailer) made its debut in the Village. More than half a century later, Wolf and Fancher and Mailer's little experiment not only is still alive, it ... More >>
It's here. Jay-Z's on it. But Swizz Beatz runs away with it. Believe it.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 12, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 35 Editorials for June 17 Mailer-Breslin The significant advance in this dreary primary is the introduction of Norman Mailer to municipal politics. He understands better than anyone around the anguish of ... More >>
We're the best! We rule! Yay, us!
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 8, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 30 (New logo!) Mailer Hits Press Coverage by Joe Pilati "I've been honored by the highest prize in your profession," Pulitzer Prize-winning mayoral candidate Norman Mailer told a throng of reporters at a pres ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 3, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 25 Norman Mailer For Mayor? The tenth entrant in the Democratic mayoral scramble may be Norman Mailer. If Mailer opts in, his running mate for City Council President will be Jimmy Breslin, the combative ch ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 24, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 2 Films by Andrew Sarris Norman Mailer's "BEYOND THE LAW" (at the Art) represents an infinite improvement over "Wild 90," Mailer's maiden effort in cinematographic expression. "Beyond the Law" is at lea ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 4, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 29 Mailer's Street Scene: Renewal on Sunday By Stephanie Harrington When Norman Mailer gives a party in the Village, even the elements hang in for the old burgomaster. Last Sunday the air was soft and invitin ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesFebruary 18, 1965, Vol. X, No. 18Mailer's Castle: Far Out, Way Up, and SwingingBy Mary NicholsFrom where novelist Norman Mailer sits, the cityscape -- the big scene -- is getting more dreadful all the time. He broods over the Manhattan skyline ... More >>
The words "legend" and "icon" are thrown around so effortlessly these days at anyone who's accomplished what any ordinary person could achieve in a couple of New York minutes that I sometimes want to ask my legendary doorman if the iconic UPS man has arrived yet.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 16, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 26Is Architecture Totalitarian?Is contemporary architecture totalitarian? The eminently professional Architectural Forum in its April issue spread out before the readers the bitter words of an outsider. A Yale pro bla ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 20, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 9 An Open Letter to JFK From Norman Mailer Dear Mr. President: For a few days I thought I might be going to the conference you will have in Nassau with Prime Minister Macmillan on December 19 and December 2 ... More >>
Making bizarre look easy (and bizarre)
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 18, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 13 Girl, if you was a boy and I was queer I could go for you --Norman Mailer [Each weekday morning, we post an excerpt from another issue of the Voice, going in order from our oldest archives. Visit our Clip ... More >>
The Washington Post's Freedom of Information Law request finally came through on Voice co-founder Norman Mailer, and their report answers the age-old question: when you're the FBI and your subject is a guy who stabbed his wife, freely admits to taking illegal drugs, and once challenged National Secu ... More >>
An election-season essay
One of the details in the Norman Mailer obits that always seemed a little strange is how he quit The Village Voice, a paper he help found, because of typographical errors in his copy. These things happen every day in the newspaper business, but it just seemed a little odd, anti-climactic even, that ... More >>
Mailer on Ali's knockout of George Foreman to regain the championship: "His opponent was attacking, and there were no ropes behind the opponent. What a dislocation: the axes of his existence were reversed! He was the man on the ropes! Then a big projectile exactly the size of a fist in a glove drove ... More >>
Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all
He changed American journalism and letters, and co-founded The Village Voice
Norman Mailer on the mayoral campaign trail in 1969. American literary icon and Village Voice co-founder Norman Mailer was recovering on Wednesday from surgery to remove scar tissue from his lung, his family said. One of Mailer's ex-wives, Carol Mailer, told the New York Post for Wednesday's editi ... More >>
Directing films, did the writer bite off more than he could chew?
Norman Mailer channels one of hell's angels in his saga of the Hitler family
Buying and selling and buying the Voice
Reviews of the last 50 years
Wardell Gray's Princely Lament