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* '''2020-11-12''': “One’s condition on marijuana is always existential. One can feel the importance of each moment and how it is changing one. One feels one’s being, one becomes aware of the enormous apparatus of nothingness — the hum of a hi-fi set, the emptiness of a pointless interruption, one becomes aware of the war between each of us, how the nothingness in each of us seeks to attack the being of others, how our being in turn is attacked by the nothingness in others.” Mailer and other famous tea experimenters are quoted today in “[https://theweedblog.com/celebrity/20-chill-quotes-about-cannabis 20 Chill Quotes About Cannabis].”
* '''2021-06-24''': In “[https://hamodia.com/columns/words-old-new-nu/ Words: Old, New, and Nu],” Mordechai Schiller discusses neologisms, like Mailer’s famous “factoid.”
* '''2020-11-10''': [https://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/10/books/11mailer.html Norman Mailer died 13 years ago today].
* '''2021-06-18''': David Reid and Jeremy Larner revisit the career of Peter Manso: [https://www.berkeleyside.org/2021/06/17/remembering-peter-manso-biographer-of-norman-mailer-and-marlon-brando Remembering Peter Manso, biographer of Norman Mailer and Marlon Brando].
* '''2020-11-08''': ''Forward'' has published an excerpt from Susan Mailer’s memoir: “[https://forward.com/culture/457767/that-time-my-father-norman-mailer-introduced-me-to-norman-mailer-the/ That time my father Norman Mailer introduced me to Norman Mailer the celebrity].
* '''2021-06-15''': [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/books/richard-baron-dead.html Richard Baron, Who Published Baldwin and Mailer, Dies at 98].
* '''2020-10-30''': We might soon have television series based on ''Harlot’s Ghost'', according to ''[https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/mark-gordon-pictures-norman-mailer-harlots-ghost-1234819660/ Variety]'': “Norman Mailer spy novel ‘Harlot’s Ghost’ is getting the TV treatment, ''Variety'' has learned exclusively. Mark Gordon Pictures is developing the book for TV, having acquired the rights to the 1991 title.” How great would that be?
* '''2021-06-09''': Literary Hub has published an excerpt from Joan Didion’s 1979 [https://bookmarks.reviews/joan-didion-on-norman-mailers-the-executioners-song/ review of ''The Executioner’s Song''].
* '''2020-10-23''': The ''Daily Bulletin'' lists ''[[The Executioner’s Song]]'' as one of “[https://www.dailybulletin.com/2020/10/22/13-terrifying-books-to-haunt-your-dreams-as-halloween-approaches/ 13 terrifying books to haunt your dreams as Halloween approaches].” They write: “This is Mailer’s true-crime account of the murders perpetrated by Gary Gilmore and Gilmore’s execution by firing squad in Utah. It won the Pulitzer Prize for its portrayal of the devastation of those killings and the questions raised about the justice of capital punishment.”
* '''2021-05-05''': Tomiwa Owolade [https://unherd.com/2021/05/norman-mailer-prisoner-of-sex/ revisits ''The Prisoner of Sex''].
* '''2020-10-20''': Join [[Susan Mailer]] and [[J. Michael Lennon]] in a virtual conversation about Susan’s memoir ''In Another Place: With and Without My Father, Norman Mailer'' at the 92Y on November 15, 2020 at 7pm EST. For more information, check [https://www.92y.org/event/my-father-norman-mailer the 92Y web site]. Registration is $20, and must be done before the event.
* '''2021-04-08''': [https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/2021/04/07/cape-author-peter-manso-80-died-wednesday-his-truro-home/7132607002/ Cape author Peter Manso, 80, dies Wednesday in his Truro home].
* '''2020-10-19''': Thomas Doherty [https://artsfuse.org/213913/film-review-town-bloody-hall-rip-roaring-feminist-cross-fire/ reviews ''Town Bloody Hall'']: “The 1979 documentary . . . is a time tunnel passageway into what stand-up comedians used to call ‘women’s lib.’ It is still liable to raise a gendered ruckus — and provide a rollicking good time.” And Sean Murphy also [https://www.pulitzer.org/article/most-important-single-intellectual-event-last-few-years-norman-mailer-and-town-bloody-hall reviews Criterion’s reissue of the 1979 documentary] for The Pulitzer Prizes.
* '''2021-04-07''': In “[https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/a-badge-of-honor-/ A Badge of Honor],Taki Theodoracopulos writes about Mailer and cancel culture: “Mind you, to be canceled is to be recognized as very good, so my friend Norman Mailer has to be first in line. In Mailer’s novel ''An American Dream'', the protagonist Stephen Rojack murders his wife and then shags the maid. The “woke” girls are up in arms, as well they should be.
* '''2020-08-23''': In “[https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/08/the-cool-media-approach-to-conventions/615601/ The Cool-Media Approach to Conventions],” James Fallows writes about the resonance of Mailer’s “Superman” in today’s political landscape.
* '''2021-03-27''': [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/26/books/morris-dickstein-dead.html Morris Dickstein, Critic and Cultural Historian, Dies at 81].
* '''2020-08-20''': [https://www.insidehook.com/article/books/when-writers-run-for-elected-office Want a Shot in Politics? Consider Being a Novelist First].” Argues Tobias Carroll. “From Norman Mailer to Boris Johnson, going from writing to campaigning has come easy for some.”
* '''2021-03-15''': Ralph Keyes of ''Literary Hub'' discusses '''fug''' in “[https://lithub.com/when-in-need-of-the-right-word-great-writers-simply-make-them-up/ When in Need of the Right Word, Great Writers Simply Make Them Up]” and gets it right.
* '''2020-08-15''': [https://geekvibesnation.com/town-bloody-hall-criterion-blu-ray-review-a-lively-snapshot-of-the-feminist-movement/ Geek Vibes Nation] has reviewed Criterion’s new release of ''Town Bloody Hall''—“a lively snapshot of the feminist movement.
* '''2020-06-14''': In the ''New York Daily News'', Gabe S. Tennen considers “[https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-breslin-mailer-policing-20200612-hwrmir5k3jhs3khg7syjbxxboi-story.html Policing the 51st state: Learning from Breslin and Mailer].He writes: “Mailer and Breslin both argued that, to engender community trust, policemen should have personal attachments to the areas they work in.
* '''2020-04-25''': In the ''LA Review of Books'', Mark Hanson writes about “[https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/mailer-in-miami/ Mailer in Miami]”: “Whenever Mailer changed gears from fiction to journalism, the novelistic keen eye for character and detailed scene-setting merged with the beat reporter’s feel for the smoke-filled back rooms.
* '''2020-04-01''': Join us for this year’s conference in Long Branch, NJ, October 15–17. More information is on our [[Norman Mailer Society/Conference/2020 Long Branch, NJ|conference page]].
* '''2020-03-19''': The ''New York Times'' recommends ''The Executioner’s Song'' in “[https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/arts/true-crime-favorites.html True Crime Favorites From New York Times Critics and Staff].” Dwight Garner writes: “With ‘The Executioner’s Song,’ Norman Mailer seemed to cram all of America into this sprawling book about the life and death of the murderer Gary Gilmore. He became internationally famous after he demanded that the state of Utah, where he killed two people, put him to death. The book, which won a Pulitzer Prize, is awesome in its sweep, power and (for Mailer) plain-spoken humanity.”
* '''2020-03-18''': Did Rip Torn hit Norman Mailer with a hammer while filming ''Maidstone''? To find out, see “[https://radaronline.com/photos/the-most-intense-celebrity-fights-on-set/ The Most Intense Celebrity Fights On Set]” and scroll all the way down.
* '''2020-03-17''': The Saint Louis Post Dispatch recommends ''The Executioner’s Song'' in “[https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/plus-big-books-to-read-for-restless-days-at-home/collection_3e4096af-3690-50d4-bfbd-bba8941a4826.html#1 10 (plus) big books to read for restless days at home].
* '''2020-03-15''': The Norman Mailer Society hopes everyone stays safe during the current epidemic. While you’re social distancing, catch up on your reading.
* '''2020-02-05''': [https://deadline.com/2020/02/john-buffalo-mailer-hivemind-norman-mailer-the-naked-and-the-dead-washington-place-productions-mailer-tuchman-media-1202851027/ John Buffalo Mailer And Hivemind To Adapt Norman Mailer’s WWII Novel ''The Naked And The Dead'' Into Limited Series].
* '''2020-01-31''': [[Norman Mailer]] would have been 97 years old today.
* '''2020-01-18''': January 17: On This Day in World History . . . [https://southcoastherald.co.za/390688/january-17-day-world-history-briefly-2/ 1977: Murderer Gilmore gets his death wish]
* '''2020-01-11''': Was the Safdie Brother’s latest Adam Sandler film influenced by Norman Mailer? Armond White in the ''National Review'' thinks so: “[https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/movie-review-uncut-gems-adam-sandler-bad-boy-hipster-fantasy/ ''Uncut Gems'': An Adam Sandler Movie for People Who Hate Adam Sandler Movies].”
* '''2020-01-05''': From ''The Guardian'': “[https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jan/05/from-the-archive-norman-mailer-meets-clint-eastwood-in-1984 Norman Mailer meets Clint Eastwood in 1984]. The novelist writes admiringly of the actor – even suggesting he’d make a good politician.

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