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David Halberstam

A Piece Of 9/11 At The Lincoln Center Firehouse

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Evelyn Leopold

The 15th anniversary drew at least 200 participants spilling onto the sidewalk to honor 12 of the 13 firefighters who were fatally trapped during their rescue operation at the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Creating the History You Want to Share

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For almost 30 years, people in Georgia's Fifth District -- and all of America -- have been able to count on this person of unquestionable integrity, someone who shares our hunger for justice and love of the planet.

Keeping The Spirit of Elaine's Alive by Nurturing Young Writers... And Partying

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.

When I'm 64, Remembering '64

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the first hosted by the New York Mets since 1964, reminding me that following the All-Star br...

Neil LaBute and John Guare Off Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

New plays by the eminent American playwrights Neil LaBute and John Guare are an event. In Reasons to be Happy at the Lucille Lortel Theater, LaBute, w...

The Best and the Brightest -- My Favorite Book

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Steve Mariotti

Everyone has a favorite book. I read The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam over and over again, at least once a year. Sometimes, I will pick it up to touch and feel it, reading just a page or two, knowing by heart whole sections.

Recalling George McGovern's Last Campaign

William Bradley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

George McGovern lived these core ideals of the American Republic, acting in the tradition of Jefferson and the Enlightenment. And he lived them in dramatic action, in some of the most turbulent times of American history.

John Edwards and the Ed Prichard Example

Don McNay | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics
Don McNay

Edwards needs to get Prichard's biography. It's a good starting point on redemption and channeling great talents in a productive manner.

Former CIA Director William Colby Subject of New Documentary

Michael Rose | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

The Man Nobody Knew chronicles the life of the filmmaker's father, CIA Director William Colby, whose testimony to the Senate panel prompted numerous reforms in the agency.

Engine 49-Ladder 35 - Where a 9/11 "Family" Gathers Near Lincoln Center

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Evelyn Leopold

They had their own ceremony among what survivors called "family" at Engine 40 and Ladder 35 on 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Twelve out of 13 firefighters died 10 years ago trying to rescue those hopelessly trapped at the World Trade Center.

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour Under Fire For Civil Rights Comments | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) has set off a firestorm of controversy over his comments on the civil rights era in his hometown of Y...

Letter From Paris: "The Talent of His Generation"

Beth Arnold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Arnold

The unsaid truth about grief is it never dies. Yes, the shock eventually subsides, and, sooner or later, each day gets easier to face. But part of me left with Brent, and it is a part of me that can never be found.

Digging Deep: A Treasury of Books About Journalism

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael W. Hudson

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

The Death of the American Sportswriter

Ryan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ryan Phillips

The medium is being killed off by the advent of new technology and the most devastating economic collapse in decades. But the real reason for the death of sports writing is sportswriters themselves.

Spinning the War in Afghanistan

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

One has to wonder why after eight years of near-total silence, the media has suddenly, gushingly fallen in love with covering the war in Afghanistan.

Detroit's Day of Reckoning (with Thanks to David Halberstam)

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This week's bailout hearing signaled what looks like the ultimate day of reckoning for this country's once-great and world-dominating car making industry. All Americans are tired of the excuses.

Nothing is Different and Everything has Changed

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

A friend and former Marine officer just forwarded this citation to me. It is a quote from the August 11, 2005 New York Times: "Writing about Vietnam...

Con Games: Code Friedman

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

Something has happened to Thomas Friedman: he has started to believe his own bullsh*t. A fatal flaw has crept into Friedman's reporting that borders on journalistic megalomania.