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When President Johnson Called Me a Liar

Al Eisele | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Al Eisele

Lyndon Johnson didn't actually call me a liar, but he said there was no truth to my story that Foley, who died Dec. 30 at the age of 87 at his home in Whitefish, Mont., had submitted his resignation as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and director of the Economic Development Administration in 1966.

'Goodbye To All That' (Apologies to Joan Didion)

Tom Allon | Posted 09.01.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

Like a young Joan Didion or a middle-aged Woody Allen, I have had an enduring love affair with my birthplace -- Manhattan, particularly its West Side.

Review: R.G. Belsky Explores the Heart of Darkness in The Kennedy Connection

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Belsky's novel is a fascinating character study of disgraced journalist Gil Malloy, on the hunt for a serial killer who may very well be in possession of a long-buried secret that could reveal the rotted, corrupt truth behind the Kennedy assassination.

Cold War Heats Up Herald Square by Jefferson Flanders

Michael Conniff | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Michael Conniff

Nostalgia is a dish best served warm, but it doesn't hurt one bit if the source of the heat is a mystery that brings to mind gorgeous spies and odious moles who watched the first light of peacetime bleed into the twilight of the Cold War.

Getting Rich In Supposedly Illegal Businesses

Don McNay | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Don McNay

As a society, it would seem logical that we would want drug pushing, loan sharking and corporate influence peddling to stop. At the very least, we could go back to making it against the law.

Empty Ceremonies:
Grandees Gather for 9/11

Jan Herman | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Jan Herman

Jimmy Breslin was right. It's a lousy idea to turn the victims of 9/11 into martyrs and just as lousy to turn Ground Zero into a glorified cemetery. ...

Jimmy Breslin's 143-page Biography Of Branch Rickey Is Much More Than A Great Book About Baseball

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.17.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

On the morning before John F. Kennedy's funeral, Jimmy Breslin went up to Arlington National Cemetary and watched Clifton Pollard dig the president's ...

Pulizer Winning Journalist Jimmy Breslin To Write Book About Rod Blagojevich

Chicago News Cooperative | DANIEL LIBIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Add Pulitzer-prize winning columnist and investigative reporter Jimmy Breslin to the growing list of media folks following the corruption trial of Rod...

The Hard-Won Legacy of Gene Hackman

John Farr | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The story of Gene Hackman, who quietly turned eighty just two months ago, is one of raw will and talent overcoming a host of limitations that would have defeated most people.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

On the night before Christmas, former police commissioner Bill Bratton finally received an answer to his longstanding dinner invitation to Ray Kelly.

Jimmy Breslin, Curmudgeonly Columnist, Feted At Celebration | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mr. Breslin, who is around 80, was feted by past colleagues from The Daily News and Newsday (several of whom now work at The New York Times) for nearl...

Giants Of New York Politics

Tony Guida | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Guida

The mess in Albany makes me nostalgic for a time when New York politics swaggered with large men: Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Mario Cuomo. Ed Koch. Alfonse D'Amato

Norman Mailer: Death and Remembrance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Norman Mailer, the Pulitzer-winning novelist and towering figure of American letters, died today in Manhattan, at the age of 84. Over the course of a ...

Live From New York, It's BriWi! NBC Anchor To Host SNL

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar and Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

No doubt there will be a sketch where Williams announces that someone was mauled by a pack of wolves.