Al Filreis

each little phrase a sub-property (Mailer 2.0)

Earlier I mentioned how dazzled I was when I re-read Norman Mailer's Miami and the Siege of Chicago. I'm still dazzled. I love the way his figures (windy, awkward conceits) run amok. Here's one...about styles of speechifying:

second greatest generation blah blah

When did the Sixties really start? Go here and find out.

Darfur now (not later)

Darfur NOW tells the story of how the crisis in Darfur developed and it follows six individuals who in their own ways have worked to try to stop the genocide befor

celebrate terrorist but please be safe about it

Okay, I want to understand this picture.

like the red & brown of a verboten flag (Mailer 1.0)

I'm not especially a fan of Norman Mailer's sentences - and not too much more, of his books on the whole. But Miami and the Siege of Chicago is in all respects a beautiful book.