“Village radicalism wasn’t a worker’s movement, not really. It was a bohemian movement with working-class sympathies ... a species of radical bohemianism that ought to be called, after its finest expositor, John Reedism.”
February 1, 1982
"Like conceptual art and Pop, graffiti questions the context in which art is appreciated. It renews the dream of work for its own sake, the idea of creation as a democratic process — in short, radical humanism"
December 24, 1980
“Has anyone in this Force-fed organization figured out that at the present rate of progression ‘Star Wars IX’ will come in at over $2.5 billion in the year 2001?”
May 26, 1980
"The Intellectual Killer Elite gathered recently in Saratoga Springs to ponder efflorescence and relevant antimonies"
May 5, 1980
“I guess she was perfect for him — they could beat each other up every night and nobody’d mind. They had real fights.”
October 23, 1978
“The paragons of excellence we got stuck with were the nark look-alikes Ford and Mantle. Now they call them Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and paint them lovable, but they still could ruin a pot party. They’re so blond.”
May 30, 1977
"Hoffa's pending return to Teamster politics threatened to obstruct the Mafia's drain on the Union's multibillion-dollar holdings — or else, why would he have vanished?"
Originally published September 18, 1975
Nixon’s vow to “fight like hell” in his battle against impeachment has led some to believe the president has concluded: If you can’t get yourself clean, the next best thing is to dirty everyone else.
January 31, 1974
"They are gathering fire and I do believe the next great moment in history is theirs. God knows, for my unborn daughter's sake, I hope so"
Originally published November 27, 1969