Author Archives: Ben Bunch

The Southern Gentlemen – Murray Kempton – 11/14/1955

THE come-on flyers for the Southern Gentlemen’s organization of Louisiana are tricked out rather drearily with a stock drawing of an ante-bellum colonel, goateed and string-tied. Their living expression as in most of the South, is thicker of blood and … Continue reading

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A Short Story about the Vietnam War Memorial – Molly Ivins – Dallas Times Herald – 11/30/82

SHE had known, ever since she first read about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, that she would go there someday. Sometime she would be in Washington and would go and see his name and leave again. So silly, all that fuss … Continue reading

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Are You John Lennon? – Jimmy Breslin – Daily News – 12/1980

That summer in Breezy Point, when he was eighteen and out of Madison High in Brooklyn, there was the Beatles on the radio at the beach through the hot days and on the jukebox through the nights in the Sugar … Continue reading

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Freedom versus Security – James Reston – New York Times – 6/19/1971

“Here various news we tell, of love and strife, Of peace and war, health, sickness, death and life… Of turns of fortune, changes in the State, The falls of favorites, projects of the great, Of old mismanagements, taxations news, All … Continue reading

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March 15th, 2013 – Washington Post Reviews DA2

The Washington Post’s Timothy Smith calls DA2 a “Wonderful Addition” to the series. In 2011, Overlook Press came out with “Deadline Artists,” one of the greatest collections of newspaper articles ever compiled. The volume included Bob Considine’s breathless account of … Continue reading

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Molly Ivins – Scared to Death

Molly Ivins tells a profound story about John Henry Falk and his childhood friend and what happens when you’re so scared you lose your freedom.  

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Jack Newfield – Politics and Corruption

New York Sun and Nation contributor Jack Newfield talks about newspaper columns, politics and corruption.

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Carl Hiaasen Talking About Writing

Carl Hiaasen talks about his writing career and growing up in Florida.  

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Richard Ben Cramer RNC Interview

Columnist Richard Ben Cramer interviewed about Bob Dole at the RNC.  

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Meet Jimmy Breslin

Meet Jimmy Breslin, the columnist who epitomizes classic New York City.  

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