The are samples of the articles found in Deadline Artists. Some of these articles have been out of print for decades and are not available online except here at deadlineartists.com.

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

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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

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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

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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

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“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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Son of Sam: Fear in Queens—Jimmy Breslin—New York Daily News—5/15/1977

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[In the summer of 1977, a serial killer terrorized New York City. Initially known as the .44 Killer and then as the Son of Sam, the murderer communicated with Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin through a series of letters. In … Continue reading

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The Southern Gentlemen—Murray Kempton—New York Post—11/14/1955

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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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Super Hero – Wells Twombly – San Francisco Examiner – 1-2-1973

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In nature, there are certain movements so swift and so graceful that no mortal can adequately describe what has taken place. In the upper branches of a fir tree, a squirrel goes bounding from level to level, his eyes focused … Continue reading

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The Liberation of Dachau—Marguerite Higgins—New York Herald Tribune—5/1/1945

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Troops of the United States 7th Army liberated 33,000 prisoners this afternoon at this first and largest of the Nazi concentration camps. Some of the prisoners had endured for eleven years the horrors of notorious Dachau. The liberation was a … Continue reading

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Mussolini’s Tough Guys—Westbrook Pegler—Scripps Howard—12/1/1935

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One rainy afternoon in Rome I went out in a taxi to circle the huge park, surrounded by a high wall, where Mussolini’s house stands alone amid a grove of trees. The house was hidden from view, and the trip … Continue reading

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The Cinderella Man – Damon Runyon – The New York American – 6/14/1935

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The fistic fairy tale comes true.  James J. Braddock, of New Jersey, “the Cinderella Man” of pugilism, is the new heavy-weight champion of the world. He beats the glamorous Max Baer of California, in a fifteen-round right in the Madison … Continue reading

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