This Saturday at apexart, join John Haskell, Patrick McGrath, Elissa Shappell, Eileen Myles, Dale Peck and Lynne Tillman for "Mad as Hell," "an afternoon of rants, raves, and diatribes" organized by Bookforum editor Albert Mobilio.

The ranting goes from 2-5 and will held at 291 Church Street.

Naomi Wolff arrested while occupying Wall Street.

“I hit on the first sentence while walking,” Hisham Matar tells Hari Kunzru about his second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance. “And it’s, ‘There are times when my father’s absence is as heavy as a child sitting on my chest.’ I kept repeating the sentence in my head and thought, okay, this is a sentence that has in it the music, the DNA, the logic of this character in this book and I will let the sentence write the next sentence and so on.” In the new issue of Guernica, Kunzru and Matar talk about the book, the revolution in Libya, and living under repressive regimes.

n+1 is launching a Kickstarter to fund a new editorial project, the Occupy Wall Street Gazette.

Nearly five years after Norman Mailer’s death, an indoor treehouse the author built at the top of his Brooklyn brownstone is at the center of a real estate dispute. After putting down a $208,750 security deposit on the place in July, the buyer has filed suit against the Mailer estate for failing to alert him that the renovations might not be up to code.

While on an assignment for Huff-Po, Naomi Wolff joins Wall Street protesters, gets arrested, and inspires a photo-op.

Laura Miller isn’t the first person to take aim at the National Book Award—A. O. Scott offered a similar opinion in 2005. (Miller herself started worrying about the NBAs in 2004.)