“RIP Tom Wolfe,” wrote Julia Ioffe. “He would’ve been the perfect author to chronicle this age.”
“Oh, he stabbed his wife, yeah.”
“If you’re angry, and express that anger in a tantrum, or a polemic, then nobody’s interested, including yourself.”
Norman Mailer was of that generation of American Jews who didn’t fetishize their Jewishness. Joshua Furst reflects on a new biography of arguably the 20th century’s most influential writer.
Fact checkers at the Village Voice once kept ‘The Joys of Yiddish’ on their desks. Now, with the Voice a shell of its former self, J. Hoberman recalls its Jewish past.
A picaresque 20th-century Jewish literary life is being celebrated with a vibrant new biography. The novelist Jean Malaquais, born Vladimir Jan Pavel Israël Pinkus Malacki in Warsaw in 1908, is the subject of “The Rebellious Malaquais” by Geneviève Nakach, out from Les éditions Le Cherche Midi in November.
The Other [Uncovered] March: Think only Glenn Beck can lure tens of thousands to the National Mall for a march? Well, think again — because over the weekend, an estimated 200,000 liberals attended the “One Nation Working Together March,” organized by unions, civil rights groups and other left-inclined groups. (The Week)
A previously little known, earnest Christian woman running for a high-profile office her first time out confronts derision, scorn and outrage in 2010 thanks to dredged up 14-year-old comments in which she criticized masturbation for its purported role in stoking lust and discouraging intimacy. She’s pummeled, eviscerated, all but left for politically dead.