Jimmy Breslin

  • Art

    May 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    It's 1973, and Press Clips Begins!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 2, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 31 Press Clips by John Leo [Somehow I overlooked this: in May, 1973, the Voice began its "Press Clips" column, and its first writer was John Leo. So this isn't the first of that venerable column, but it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Watergate Proving that Norman Mailer's Paranoia Was Prescient

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 28 Mailer's 5th Estate: Who's paranoid now? by Frank Crowther "Paranoia is the most useful or the most destructive faculty of the human spirit. One never knows when it's devoted to you or your destruction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The Horror of NOT Being on the White House Enemies List

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 5, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 27 How come you're not on the list? by Phil Tracy No revelation to come out of the Watergate hearings so far has had such damaging results as the publication of the White House "enemies" list. It strikes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Norman Mailer's 50th Birthday Party: "Maahhvelous!"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 8, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 6 Mailer's Birthday by Lucian K. Truscott IV Norman Mailer is probably the only man in America who could give himself a birthday party, charge $50 a couple admission to the posh inner sanctum of the Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    O Cuomo, All Ye Faithful

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 28, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 52 O Cuomo, all ye faithful by Joanna Mermey "This guy's the hottest piece of flesh in town," political pundit Doug Ireland informed a crowd at the Lion's Head after Mario Cuomo had mesmerized the Vil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Jack Newfield Plumbs the Depths of Reform at the '72 Democratic National Convention

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 29 Of reform hacks and guideline junkies By Jack Newfield MIAMI BEACH -- Those who say patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels have not fully explored the possibilities of reform. I have reached this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Jack Newfield: There Is No "New Journalism"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    The Voice, Shockingly, Endorses Norman Mailer

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 12, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 35 Editorials for June 17 Mailer-Breslin The significant advance in this dreary primary is the introduction of Norman Mailer to municipal politics. He understands better than anyone around the anguish of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Norman Mailer Wins A Pulitzer, But Gets No Respect From the Press

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 8, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 30 (New logo!) Mailer Hits Press Coverage by Joe Pilati "I've been honored by the highest prize in your profession," Pulitzer Prize-winning mayoral candidate Norman Mailer told a throng of reporters at a pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Jimmy Breslin on Norman Mailer for Mayor: 'That bum is serious!'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 24, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 28 The Mailer-Breslin Ticket: Vote the Rascals In by Joe Flaherty I approached the making of the Mailer, 1969, with dubious thoughts. Like many others I was invited to Mailer's home about three weeks ago t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin Thinking About this Mayor Thing

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 3, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 25 Norman Mailer For Mayor? The tenth entrant in the Democratic mayoral scramble may be Norman Mailer. If Mailer opts in, his running mate for City Council President will be Jimmy Breslin, the combative ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Richard Nixon's 1968 Victory Begins to Sink In

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 14, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 5 Ask Not What Nixon Will Do For You by Joe Flaherty ...In this dank, stale room Senate candidate Paul O'Dwyer sat in a chair testily denouncing the polls and the projections that on this early hour cla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Pete Hamill's Eyewitness Account of Robert Kennedy's Assassination

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 13, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 35 Two Minutes to Midnight: The Very Last Hurrah by Pete Hamill LOS ANGELES -- It was, of course, two minutes to midnight an the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel was rowdy with triumph. Red and blue ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Clip Job: Jimmy Breslin, Dick Schaap Temporarily Foment Rebellion

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 9, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 34 Workers of the World (Journal Tribune) Unite By Jack Newfield The inspiration may have been Heywood Broun, but the reality was more in the spirit of W.C. Fields, when seven journalists conducted a press ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

      Twitpic by tedsink. Last weekend's Siren Festival left many of us groggy, and a good thing too, as the week that followed was best seen in soft focus. President Obama and Henry Louis Gates were the comedy team of the week. Mayor Bloomberg, angry about the way mayoral school control ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Breslin on Death of Mob Canary: You Sure He's Dead?

    The News and the Post are both reporting the death of Burt Kaplan, the turncoat mob associate whose testimony convicted the two worst New York City detectives in history - the so-called Mafia cops. It sounds plausible. Kaplan, 75, had prostate cancer and was serving a no-exit prison term of 27 year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Clip Job: Breslin Admonishes Avuncular Hentoff

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 26, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 49Columnist RepliesDear Sir:In cleaning out my desk today I found an article about me, "Educating the Times, II" (August 15), and the article made me very mad. You see, in the third paragraph the writer, a Mr. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Jimmy Breslin at KGB Bar tonight

    Once a month, former Voicer and current New York scribe Mark "American Gangster" Jacobson puts on a racuous "radio" show at the KGB Bar on East 4th Street.We put "radio" in quotes for several reasons: not only does the program not go out over the air (a podcast is produced, which will promptly be bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    And That Little Boy Grew Up to Be George F. Will

    Gawker got ahold of the "Guidelines for Interns" of the New York Sun, and from the looks of it the idea is to drive as many of the pledges as possible straight into rightwing thinktanks. Interns are asked to dress like characters from Mad Men, except on Sundays, when they may dress in "business casu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008
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    July 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Young Socialists on Jack Kerouac

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1958, Vol. III, No. 25 The Beat Generation: A View from the Left By James E. Breslin [No, not that Jimmy Breslin -- Tony O.] In a little gray loft around the corner from the Village, the Young Socialist League held a literary S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Jimmy Breslin on Kerouac: Get Him a Box of Periods!

    Yesterday's Clip Job (an excerpt every day from the Voice archives) featured a dispatch from a writer by the name of James Breslin who chronicled Jack Kerouac's visit to Brooklyn College in March of 1958. Curious as to whether this Breslin was the Pulitzer Prize-winner who later wrote under the byl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Jack Kerouac in Brooklyn

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 5, 1958, Vol. III, No. 19 The Day Kerouac Almost, But Not Quite, Took Flatbush By James Breslin [No, not that Jimmy Breslin -- Tony O.] "Man, how come I like your book, but I don't like you?" This remark was made amid loud jeering w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Post and Obama: Strange Bedfellows

    Today the Post’s front page features a smiling Barack Obama. The paper is endorsing the Illinois Senator in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. The tabloid’s reason? Well, much like the New York Times and its endorsement of John McCain for the Republican primary, it’s a case of "It’s not you, ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    Nat Hentoff's Greatest Hits

    Excerpts from his first 50 years at the Voice

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007

    Three Ways of Looking at Norman Mailer

    Mailer on Ali's knockout of George Foreman to regain the championship: "His opponent was attacking, and there were no ropes behind the opponent. What a dislocation: the axes of his existence were reversed! He was the man on the ropes! Then a big projectile exactly the size of a fist in a glove drove ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2007

    Why Mailer Matters

    Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Bomb Blast Outside Soprano's Theater

    Police are investigating a small bomb blast outside a theater founded by Michael Imperioli, seen here in cartoon form. The NYPD bomb squad is investigating an explosion that occurred shortly after 1 am outside of a four-story Chelsea building that is home to Studio Dante, a non-profit theater found ... More >>

  • Film

    August 21, 2007

    Before Bourne . . .

    There was Popeye Doyle

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    The Life of Breslin Coming to Off-Broadway

    Jimmy Breslin is pleased with Michael Rispoli's portrayal of him in "The Bronx is Burning," so much so that he green-lighted the actor to do an off-Broadway play about his life and the newspaper business. But just don't think the legendary columnist is happy. "He’s uncanny," said Breslin in a ph ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2005

    Hey, FCC: OK?

    What First Amendment? What Public Information? And What's News in Brooklyn?

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    Columbia Implodes!

    Proceedings will not be tape-recorded, and the report will not be for the public

  • News

    December 21, 2004
  • News

    November 30, 2004

    Saint Bernard

    Not so fast on canonizing Kerik—Bush's pick has big critics in New York

  • News

    September 14, 2004
  • News

    April 20, 2004

    Criticism w/o Critique

    Why some media writers aren't allowed to opine while others get to speak their minds

  • News

    June 10, 2003

    Horror Show

    A Monster Season From Our Unlovable Losers

  • News

    March 25, 2003
  • News

    May 21, 2002

    A Book Unfit for 'The New York Times'

    The Cultures of Newsrooms

  • Books

    April 9, 2002
  • Specials

    April 2, 2002
  • NYC Life

    March 5, 2002

    Steal This Book!

    Author Linda Yablonsky Hijacks a Series She Can Call Her Own

  • News

    January 15, 2002

    Faded Rage

    As a Divided Community Begins to Forget, a Court Reopens Old Wounds in Crown Heights

  • Columns

    July 6, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.

  • Film

    June 29, 1999
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