The Cinematic Norman Mailer

You’d think that between running for mayor of New York, covering presidential campaigns, or committing acts that would tarnish his literary legacy for generations to come, Norman Mailer would probably not be someone with an abundant amount of free time on his hands. And yet: apparently the man also tried his hand at filmmaking in the late 1960s, and next month, the Criterion Collection’s Eclipse imprint will release a double-disc set of his films. Which, if nothing else, should serve […]

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Afternoon Bites: Norman Mailer & Monster Magnet, Nick Cave, Moebius Remembered, And More

The Monster Magnet/Norman Mailer connection you never expected: revealed by Tom Scharpling. Maura Johnston on music discovery and SXSW. The Last Repatriate author Mathew Salesses has a good essay on The Rumpus about racism and perceptions of race. Questlove is curating an impressive-looking festival at BAM next month. Nick Cave covering Jeffrey Lee Pierce? We’ll listen to that. Joe McCulloch on Moebius. (This link contains some possibly-work-unsafe images, for what it’s worth.) Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.

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Morning Bites: Watchmen prequels, S.J. Perelman, fiction faith struggles, Mailer, The Shining 2 (by Franzen), and more

Prequels for Watchmen?  Alan Moore calls it “shameless.” S.J. Perelman was born on this day in 1904.  Director John Ford and Clark Gable also would be celebrating birthdays if they weren’t dead. Great fictional characters struggling with faith. Somehow we missed that yesterday was Norman Mailer’s birthday.  PageViews did not make such an egregious error. “The Shining 2 By Jonathan Franzen by Stephen King” by Blake Butler at Vice. At McSweeney’s: “Your dreamcatcher is clogged again.” Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google […]

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