Norman Mailer

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    They're Gonna Smash Run-DMC's Brains in

    Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Ad-Rock Hated "Faggots" and Other Beastie Boys Revelations Gleaned From Our Archives

    Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>

  • Film

    December 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    4Knots Music Festival: Set Times, Afterparty Details Announced

    The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival takes place this Saturday at Piers 16 and 17 of the South Street Seaport, and if you want to plan your day out we have the set times for the day, which will include performances by Archers Of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached, Nick Waterhous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Jonathan Toubin To Host 4Knots Music Festival Afterparty; Delicate Steve Added To Festival Lineup

    The Voice's 4Knots Music Festival is a little more than a month away—it takes place Saturday, July 14, at the South Street Seaport's Piers 16 and 17—and New York's foremost purveyor of soul sides, Jonathan Toubin, will host the afterparty, scheduled to go live right after the main show e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Archers Of Loaf, Team Spirit, Doldrums, And Devin Added To 4Knots Music Festival Lineup

    The 4Knots Music Festival—taking place on July 14 at the South Street Seaport, and already featuring The Drums, Hospitality, Bleached, Crocodiles, and Nick Waterhouse—has added Team Spirit, Doldrums, and Devin to the bill, as well as the mighty Archers Of Loaf. Check out Dan Weiss's hist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Mark Your Calendars: The 2012 4Knots Music Festival Is Slated For July 14

    The 4Knots Music Festival—the Village Voice's contribution to the many free shows happening around the five boroughs during the summer months—will take place at Pier 17 on the South Street Seaport this July 14, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating acts and further details on associated ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Hogan's Heroes Star Hated Me!

    ​Werner Klemperer--the zany Nazi from TV's Hogan's Heroes--just turned up in a trashy old movie on TCM, which totally reminded me: One of the first columns I ever wrote humorously referred to club major domo Rudolf Pieper as "the Werner Klemperer of open bars." I was simply saying Pieper's t ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 5, 2011

    Octogenarian Showstopper Rules New York!

    Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Germaine Greer: Liberal, not Liberated

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 3, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 22 Germaine Greer is a liberal woman By Minda Bikman Last August 26, after 50,000 women marched down Fifth Avenue, a panel of feminists gathered in the studios of Channel 13 for a televised discussion on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    The Golden Age of Advice Rap Starts Now

    "When you've run out of peaks," Jon Caramanica wrote in yesterday's Times, by way of reviewing Monday's ridiculous Jay-Z extravaganza, "all that's left are ridiculous, sublime stunts, new ways to climb old mountains." This is counterintuitive but true: a guy like Jay-Z has been a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Arlo Guthrie: More Nowness Than Newness

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 28, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 46 Films by Andrew Sarris "ALICE'S RESTAURANT" is about as likable in a limited way as Arlo Guthrie, a curiously coquettish folk-something unlike anything else. Peeping out from under his lanky locks with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Vic Ziegel, One of the Best

    Ziegel​Vic Ziegel of the New York Daily News died Friday, July 23 of lung cancer, still young at 72. He was one of the good guys. When I started regularly for the Village Voice in the mid-1980s, Ziegel was one of the few writers from a New York daily to accept me as a colleague when I'd se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The Media T-Shirt Project!

    ​It's Summer, and as we all know, many businesses get slow in the summer. Media is one of these businesses, and in media, you have to diversify in order to stay afloat, or something. It's bad enough you have to concern yourself with the terrible fate of blogger burnout in this heat! But making ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Tuli Kupferberg, 1923-2010: The Fine Art Of Whittling It All Away To Nothing

    By all rights Tuli Kupferberg, who died Monday at age 86 after suffering two strokes last year, probably should have died decades ago. A poet, anarchist, pacifist, author, and co-founder of the Beat generation's first rock stars, the Fugs, Naftali "Tuli" Kupferberg was memorialized in Allen Ginsbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Pete Hamill on the Death of Newsweek The Saturday Evening Post

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 16, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 14 More Irrelevant Than Irreverent by Pete Hamill The tv cameras had departed, the reporters were gone, and in the fourth-floor offices of the Saturday Evening Post at 541 Lexington Avenue, there wasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Nat Hentoff Salutes Lenny Bruce On His (Posthumous) Legal Victory

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 29, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 20 A Last One for Lenny by Nat Hentoff A civil liberties lawyer called me Monday morning a week ago, before I'd seen the story in the Times. "Hey, Lenny's conviction was reversed!" I remembered a long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Clip Job: Norman Mailer's Requiem for Jack Ruby

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 5, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 12 A Requiem For the Rube By Norman Mailer Editorials are best in the brief cause they are jockey shorts -- designed to hold up the balls of the American public. So here's a brief on the death of Jack t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Fug You -- Hanging with Ed Sanders

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 27, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 15 Rolling Stoned with Joyous 'Pornographer' By Stephanie Harrington Ed Sanders: "Fuck You" editor - publisher - printer - conceiver. Fugs founder. Pharoah fancier fantastic. Classicist, cigar store cle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Clip Job: Newfield Interviews LeRoi Jones

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 17, 1964, Vol. X, No. 9LeRoi Jones at Arms: Blues for Mr. WhiteyBy Jack Newfield"Do not understand me too quickly" has been the insistent injunction of Andre Gide and Norman Mailer. It might also be the motto LeRoi Jones inscribes on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Clip Job: Mailer Endorses Bobby

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 29, 1964, Vol. X, No. 2A Vote for Bobby K. -- Possibility of a HeroBy Norman MailerWhen there first began to be talk, back last winter, of Bobby Kennedy going in against Kenneth Keating, I had the reaction of a prize fight manager ... More >>

  • Art

    May 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Lenny Bruce, Zen Comic

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 24, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 31 Lenny Bruce in London

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    John Updike: 1932-2009

    John Updike has died today, at the age of 76. In his life, and over his long, prolific career, the writer served both as kind of glittering emblem of the literary world--the youthful, WASP-y good looks, that mannered style, that impeccable education--and, eventually, of that world's old guard. David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Allen Ginsberg On Norman Podhoretz's 'Ridiculous Fat-Bellied Mind'

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 15, 1958, Vol. III, No. 51 Here to Save Us By Marc D. Schleifer "Why have you come back, Allen," I said. "To save America," he answered. "I don't know what from." Between the question-smile, answer-laugh, the first bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    High Times at the Sean Bell Trial (Plus Other April Fool's Madness)

    Missing from the front pages, but given heavy coverage in both papers is the testimony of Sean Bell's pal Trent Benefield. Benefield was shot three times the night Bell was killed and testified that he had no idea that the people shooting at him were cops. Benefield gets the "unreliable witness" t ... More >>

  • Film

    February 26, 2008

    Nixonian Tumult Remembered in Chicago 10

    The circus of the '60s, from the streets to the courtroom

  • Music

    September 18, 2007

    Fear and Melody

    Magik Markers use both to find their locomo

  • Film

    June 6, 2006
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2005

    Bob Kerrey Is Very Angry

    If he makes good on his "I'm just crazy enough to do this" threat, Bob Kerrey wouldn't be the first famous guy to run for mayor of New York. Teddy Roosevelt did. So did one of the founders of The Village Voice, Norman Mailer. They both lost. If Kerrey decides to run, or even if he just takes a few ... More >>

  • Books

    December 28, 2004
  • News

    December 21, 2004
  • News

    June 15, 2004

    Do Media Rule?

    A response to those who think I was too kind to The N.Y. Times. Plus: the courage of the NYRB

  • NYC Life

    June 24, 2003
  • Books

    April 1, 2003

    Being Here

    The United States of Anxiety

  • Books

    March 18, 2003

    Nothing Doing

    Catch-22 If You Can

  • Film

    March 11, 2003

    Cults of Personality

    Bush Comes to Shove; Barney Goes for Baroque

  • Film

    November 5, 2002
  • News

    April 9, 2002

    Forget the Books

    Secrets of Book Reviewing Revealed

  • News

    July 10, 2001

    Jock Lit

    Need Relief? Summon the Pen.

  • Film

    December 12, 2000
  • News

    November 21, 2000

    The Joy of Bombing

    Graffiti’s Next Generation Gets Up By Any Means Necessary

  • Theater

    October 3, 2000
  • Art

    September 7, 1999

    Hungry Hearts

    A Romp Through the Fall Art Season

  • News

    August 24, 1999

    A Lot of Nerve

    Erotic Web Zine Swells in Size as It Plans To Become a Portal

  • News

    January 12, 1999
  • Music

    December 15, 1998
  • News

    May 26, 1998

    Vanity Fare

    A court ruling this month brings the shadowy world of vanity publishing into the open

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