The New York Times reports that the Kennedy family is debating Robert F. Kennedy’s presence at the John F. Kennedy Library, which may not in perpetuity possess the former Attorney General’s papers without some careful maneuvering. Robert Kennedy’s son, Joseph Kennedy II, gets some juicy lines in–he’s quoted deriding family members’ Read More
How much of the photographer’s art is catching a break and knowing what to do with it? On June 8, 1968, photojournalist Paul Fusco rode the funeral train carrying Robert F. Kennedy from New York to Washington DC. Fusco, then working for LOOK magazine, had been assigned to cover R.F,K.’s funeral at St. Patrick’s that Read More
– compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind Read More
When the children of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy came to the family dinner table every evening, they were expected to know a poem by heart. So it was fitting when his daughter Kerry recited a classic poem of Langston Hughes this morning, at the marvelous ceremony rededicating the former Triborough Bridge in her Read More
Here are some highlights from Michael Bloomberg’s weekly radio interview with WOR’s John Gambling this morning.
In discussing the fiscal crisis, Bloomberg said the city is obligated to balance its budget each year and cannot hold onto surpluses because it’s prohibited from creating a rainy-day fund.
Gambling said, “That doesn’t make much sense, does Read More
After Hillary Clinton’s statement to USA Today on March 7 that she was more electable than Barack Obama among "white voters," from The Politico: The statement was “the dumbest thing she could have said,” Rangel told reporters before a Clinton fundraiser in a midtown hotel ballroom Saturday.
After Hillary Clinton’s Read More
The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and the 82 Days that Inspired America
By Thurston Clarke
Henry Holt, 321 pages, $25
For a people whom Tocqueville described as living eternally in the future, we Americans do quite a lot of remembering. Eight weeks ago, it was Martin Luther King Jr., who has been gone longer Read More
In an editorial board discussion this afternoon with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Hillary Clinton mentioned Bobby Kennedy’s mid-June assassination as a reminder that past primaries have carried on well into summer, and promptly got Drudged.
Her comment: "My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won Read More
Nothing is original in late-capitalist America!
Before Pamela Anderson, Rob Lowe, and Paris Hilton paved the way for sex tapes, apparently, there was a black and white video of Marilyn Monroe performing oral sex, which just sold to “a New York businessman” for $1.5 million, The New York Post reports.
The silent, Read More
After studying the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy, linguist Mark Liberman found that their speaking styles are “radically different.”
Then there’s Barack Obama.
His keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly earned him a reputation as one of the Democratic Party’s great contemporary orators. And that reputation has Read More