“Stormin’ Norman Says He’s Soured on Giuliani . . . Mailer: A Biography Captures This Vexing Creature.” Article-interview by Adam Begley and James Wood. New York Observer, 6 December, 1. Mailer weighed in on the dispute between Mayor Giuliani and the Brooklyn Museum about a show titled “Sensation” that juxtaposed images of the Virgin Mary and child murderer Myra Hindley, calling it “a fracas between the swamp flies and the scumbags.” He also commented on Hillary Clinton, who was running for a U.S. Senate seat: “Hillary has on overbearing fault—she is full of cant. She always says what is most immediately useful politically to say.” The article is also a review of the new Mailer biography by Mary Dearborn, and includes comments from her.