“The Pictures: Tough Guys.” Article-interview by Mark Singer. New Yorker, 21 May, 30–31. Account of a reunion of some of the cast and crew of Mailer’s 1987 film, Tough Guys Don’t Dance (84.17) at his Brooklyn apartment. Mailer says that his memory
||for details of where something took place, when it happened, is very spotty. What I will remember is the emotional tone of a meeting. Facts you can always look up somewhere. If you’re writing a novel, you try to keep the navigator going. . . On a given day, if you take a wrong turn you can lose six months.