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  • ** FILE ** Author Norman Mailer is shown in this undated photo. (AP Photo)

    PRUDEN: Who's the most opinionated in town? MSNBC

    Bias is hard to measure because, like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder. But the Pew Research Center tried to put numbers on it and they've codified what everyone already knows. Bias is an art, not a science, and their conclusions won't settle many arguments.

  • ** FILE ** Retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, stands alongside his daughter, Laila Ali, left, wife Lonnie Ali, and his sister-in-law Marilyn Williams, right, after receiving the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Muhammad Ali: Cheers for boxer at literary ceremony in N.Y.

    Muhammad Ali owned the night without saying a word. The boxing great was the guest of honor Thursday night at the 4th annual Norman Mailer Center benefit gala, which benefited the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, named for the late author.

  • Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing _ tall, handsome and composed _ and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

  • **FILE** Author Gore Vidal tosses barbs in all directions as he discusses Hollywood unions, politics, lecturing and publicizing books during an interview in Los Angeles on Dec. 9, 1974. Vidal died July 31, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86. (Associated Press)

    Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies at 86

    Gore Vidal, the author, playwright, politician and commentator whose novels, essays, plays and opinions were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday, his nephew said.

  • Gore Vidal challenged power but never held it

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

  • The great, and entitled Gore Vidal

    Gore Vidal seemed able not only to do anything, but to do it all at the same time. In the early 1960s, you might catch him on a television talk show, read an essay of his in The Nation about Norman Mailer, see "The Best Man" on Broadway or watch him campaign for Congress with Eleanor Roosevelt at his side.

  • Protesters: Village Voice helps sell kids for sex

    The son of Norman Mailer joined a protest Thursday against the Village Voice, the New York City weekly his late father co-founded that's now accused of running ads peddling underage prostitutes.

  • Protesters: Village Voice helps sell kids for sex

    The son of Norman Mailer joined a protest Thursday against the Village Voice, the New York City weekly his late father co-founded that's now accused of running ads peddling underage prostitutes.

  • Bil Keane

    Taking Names: 'Family Circus' creator Keane dies

    Bil Keane, the cartoonist whose "Family Circus" mixed humor with traditional family values, entertaining readers for a half-century, died Tuesday. He was 89.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Talk Show'

    "Cavett had the only smile that came through the valves of video looking wicked and angelic at once." Could any description of Dick Cavett's expression be more spot-on than this by Norman Mailer? And that smile seems to sum up the man in toto.

  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 7, 1981 file photo, author Norman Mailer, left, and Norris Church arrive at the New York's Radio City Music Hall. Norris Church Mailer, an actress, model, author and painter who enjoyed and endured the ride of her life as the sixth and final wife of Norman Mailer, died at her home in Brooklyn on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. She was 61. (AP File Photo)

    Norris Mailer, widow of Norman Mailer, dead at 61

    She was half the age of Norman Mailer when they met and their bond was as fast and fateful as a mortal's coupling with a god.

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