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The Republican convention begins on Monday, and the Democrats get their turn the following week. Writer Thomas Mallon gives Linda Wertheimer a reading list to prepare for the conventions, including mentions of Norman Mailer’s Miami and the Siege of Chicago and The Armies of the Night. (Source: http://www.npr.org/)

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theparisreview: “At best you affect the consciousness of your time, and so indirectly you affect the history of the time which succeeds you. Of course, you need patience. It takes a long time for sentiments to collect into an action and often they never do. Which is why I was once so ready to conceive…

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When City Elections Were Fun

When City Elections Were Fun Lee Siegel writes: IN 1969, in the midst of devastating strikes, rising racial conflict, sinking finances, terrifying crime rates and an expanding, dysfunctional city bureaucracy, the pugilistic writer Norman Mailer made a quixotic bid for mayor of New York. The columnist Jimmy Breslin campaigned alongside him for City Council president.…

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The New Norman

The New Norman Bill Maher writes: I don’t know what kind of psychic hold William Buckley does or doesn’t have on the Republican Party (he might be L. Ron Hubbard – deeply loved and read by people I don’t know – or he might be Barbara Cartland), but when Florida acquitted George Zimmerman of killing…

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Top Articles in History of Journalism

Top Articles in History of Journalism Norman Mailer’s 1960 nonfiction narrative “Superman Comes to the Supermarket” made the “The 7 Greatest Stories in the History of Esquire Magazine” list. From the introduction: Five years ago, we named “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” by Gay Talese, the greatest story Esquire ever published. Here, as we close out our 75th…