By the time you finish reading this, you'll be older than you are now
The New York Daily News launched a blog about literature and publishing today called Page Views. So far it has three posts: one introductory post from each editor and also a nude photo of Truman Capote lounging in a towel. As if a tabloid with a lit blog wasn't novel enough!
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. March 27, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 24 'Let's Get a Rip Torn Type' by Michael Zwerin If you want to laugh at an actor named Rip Torn, that's your problem. Born Elmore Torn 37 years ago in Temple, Texas, he was nicknamed Rip around the house ... 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 >>
Making bizarre look easy (and bizarre)
An election-season essay
Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all
He changed American journalism and letters, and co-founded The Village Voice
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