You may have heard about Norman Mailer's racist remarks about Pulitzer Prize winning book critic Michiko Kaktuni. She wrote against his latest novel, and his true colors came out. The latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine (could there be any more freakin ads in a single magazine?) features an interview with author Norman Mailer, who calls New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani a "kamikaze" who "disdains white male authors." He claims her editors can't fire her: "With discrimination rules and such, well, she's a threefer: Asiatic, feminist and, ah, what's the third? Well, let's just call her a twofer. They get two for one. She is a token."
Tell a friend.
Hyphen Magazine's post about it is here.
Read the letter from Esther Wu of the AAJA here.
What I was listening to as I typed this blog entry: "The Vibes," from the Beastie Boys' Sure Shot EP.