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Murray Kempton

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Bernard King: Not Such a Hall of Fame Guy?

    You think you know a guy. Bernard King was on the top rung of my sports heroes since 1984, when he had incredible back-to-back 50-point games in Knicks victories. (Try that one, Melo.) Like everyone else, I was overjoyed to see him sweep easily into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In none of t ... 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 >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Pete Hamill on the Death of Newsweek The Saturday Evening Post

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 16, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 14 More Irrelevant Than Irreverent by Pete Hamill The tv cameras had departed, the reporters were gone, and in the fourth-floor offices of the Saturday Evening Post at 541 Lexington Avenue, there wasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Nat Hentoff Ends His Column (In 1968, That Is)

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 26, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 11 A Departure by Nat Hentoff This will be my last weekly column in The Voice... As for why I'm discontinuing the weekly review of the press -- which was an advocacy column, often pamphleteering, I sup ... 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

    April 26, 2010

    Nat Hentoff on McCarthyism. No, the OTHER McCarthyism.

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 25, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 28 Help! by Nat Hentoff Eugene McCarthy on the indictment of Spock, Coffin, Goodman, Raskin, Ferber: "The indictment is inexcusable...It seems to be part of a general policy of intimidation." Would some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Clip Job: Barbara Long Takes Apart The Archer-Griffith Bout Of 1966

    Barbara Long, the Voice's no-nonsense boxing critic​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 21, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 40 On One Hand in a Two-Handed Society By Barbara Long Three one-handed wonders showed up at Madison Square Garden last week. Joey Archer was there to tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Clip Job: Barbara Long Has a Boxing Proposition

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 2, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 7 The Lady Proposes A Final Solution By Barbara Long Hell's bells, baby, it's not my fault, so don't blame me. Okay, I like fights. I'm not ashamed of that. True, there is a copy of Nat Fleischer's "Fif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Nat Hentoff Remembers the Maine

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 20, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 39 The Journal-American By Nat Hentoff I am less critical than I ought to be of the New York Journal-American, partly because I find much of it entertaining -- in contrast to the other Hearst sob sister in town, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Murray Kempton on Fidel Castro

    The experiment will probably turn out badly, though not as badly as the Batista regime.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008
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    April 16, 2008

    Nat Hentoff on Steve Allen, TV Critic

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 9, 1958, Vol. III, No. 24 Steve Allen and the Evasion of Criticism By Nat Hentoff Steve Allen's prolix shadow-boxing of Jack O'Brian's ears in this journal on March 19 detonated a small brouhaha. Columnist Hy Gardner noted approvingl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    The New York Post -- Sudsy Liberalism?

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 29, 1958, Vol. III, No. 14 The New York Post: Sudsy Liberalism? By Nat Hentoff Shortly after I came to New York, a few years ago, a solicitous drunk in a bar fingered the New York Post in my hand and warned me with as much solemnit ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2004
  • News

    May 21, 2002

    A Book Unfit for 'The New York Times'

    The Cultures of Newsrooms

  • News

    April 30, 2002

    Daschle-Gephardt-Clinton Waltz

    What Does the Democratic Party Stand For?

  • Music

    June 5, 2001
  • Specials

    April 24, 2001
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