Where Have All the Artist-Addicts Gone?

For much of the 20th century, before the dawn of our own wellness-focused era, madness and substance abuse were often considered prerequisites for great art.

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I Can’t Brook the Idea of Banning ‘Negro’

That’s a distraction from real work in the real world.

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Joan Didion, Conservative

Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.

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Norman Mailer Book to Be Released by Skyhorse

The independent press acquired the title after Random House, the writer’s longtime publisher, declined to make an offer.

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Peter Manso, Biographer of Brando and Mailer, Dies at 80

His relationship with his subjects and critics could be tempestuous. His interview with Mayor Edward I. Koch for Playboy may have cost Koch the governorship

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Lessons From My Grandma on Art, Sex and Life

She was unfailingly true to herself at a time when many doors were closed to women.

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