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LOA LIVE: Jimmy Breslin

Deadline Artist: The Genius of Jimmy Breslin
with Dan Barry, Mike Barnicle, and Mike Lupica
Wednesday, March 6
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Brash, opinionated, funny, and an indefatigable champion of the vulnerable over the rich and well-connected, Jimmy Breslin brought heart and knockout prose to every column and book he wrote. From peerless coverage of the assassinations of JFK and Malcolm X to the plight of immigrants, the Mafia, and the AIDS crisis, Breslin’s instinct for a story’s untold, personal dimensions gives his writing enduring vitality and emotional power.

Join New York Times columnist Dan Barry, editor of the just-published LOA edition of Breslin’s essential writings, MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle, and NYT bestselling author Mike Lupica for a lively conversation and memorable stories about the larger-than-life New Yorker who raised deadline journalism to literary art.


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Please note: A complete listing of LOA’s Lift Every Voice events centered on African American poetry can be found at africanamericanpoetry.org.


2024

Black Writers of the Founding Era
February 6, 2024

 

Why Don DeLillo Deserves the Nobel
January 17, 2024

 


2023

I’m Dreaming of a Noir Christmas: Classic Crime Thrillers of the 1960s
December 5, 2023

 

Black Writers in Paris, the FBI, and a Lost 1960s Classic: Rediscovering The Man Who Cried I Am
November 8, 2023

 

The Startling Theater of Adrienne Kennedy
October 25, 2023

 

The Mysterious Greatness of Gatsby
September 21, 2023

 

A Celebration of Ray Bradbury
July 19, 2023

 

Rediscovering the Pathbreaking Fiction of Nancy Hale with Kate Bolick
June 21, 2023

 

‘The Best American Writer You’ve Never Heard Of’: A Tribute to Charles Portis
May 17, 2023

 

Small Miracles: The Stories of Bernard Malamud
April 20, 2023

 

Back to the Future Is Female!
March 15, 2023

 

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
February 15, 2023

 

 

Ordinary Heroes: Bruce Catton’s Civil War Masterpiece
January 18, 2023


2022

The Unknown Kerouac
November 14, 2022

 

Lying and Politics: The Relevance of Hannah Arendt
October 20, 2022

 

A Celebration of Oscar Hijuelos
September 15, 2022

 

A Tribute to Gary Snyder
July 20, 2022

 

Fiddler on the Roof on Stage and Screen
June 29, 2022

 

The Heart of American Poetry, with Edward Hirsch
June 1, 2022

 

Maxine Hong Kingston and Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 18, 2022

 

Our Town for Our Time
May 3, 2022

 

World War II Memoirs: The Pacific Theater
March 16, 2022

 

Filming Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred, with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
February 24, 2022

 

Vonnegut at 100, with Robert Weide
January 25, 2022

 


2021

American Christmas Stories
December 15, 2021

 

Rediscovering Rachel Carson
November 22, 2021

 

Burning Boy: Paul Auster on the Extraordinary Life and Work of Stephen Crane
October 28, 2021

 

Virginia Hamilton and the Transformation of American Children’s Literature
October 6, 2021

 

The Light in the Piazza: From Page to Stage
July 14, 2021

 

On Extended Wings: American Birds and American Writing
June 17, 2021

 

Joan Didion: The Art of Storytelling
May 19, 2021

 

E. O. Wilson: An Earth Day Tribute
April 22, 2021

 

Richard Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground
April 15, 2021

 

The Great American Western on Page and Screen
March 30, 2021

 

Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings That Inspired a Revolution and Still Can
March 18, 2021

 

Reading James Baldwin Now: Gabrielle Bellot on If Beale Street Could Talk
March 3, 2021

 

Poet of the People: The Greatness of Langston Hughes
February 18, 2021

 

American Democracy: The Task Before Us
January 27, 2021

 

 


2020

Peanuts at 70
December 16, 2020

 

The Genius of Hemingway: Robert W. Trogdon, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein
December 2, 2020

 

The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100: A New Look at Women’s Suffrage
November 19, 2020 (video not available)

 

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
October 29, 2020

 

The Paranoid Style in American Politics: Hofstadter in the Time of Trump
October 13, 2020

 

Reading James Baldwin Now: Eddie Glaude Jr., on “The White Man’s Guilt”
September 23, 2020

 

Abraham Lincoln and the Crisis of Presidential Succession, with Ted Widmer
September 10, 2020

 

It’s a New World, Golde: Classic American Musicals in the 21st Century
August 26, 2020

 

The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy
August 6, 2020

 

Who Tells Your Story: Joanne B. Freeman on Hamilton and History
July 28, 2020

 

Reading James Baldwin Now: Darryl Pinckney on No Name in the Street
July 16, 2020

 

Reading James Baldwin Now: Farah Jasmine Griffin on “Sonny’s Blues”
June 25, 2020

 

Harold Bloom and the American Canon, with David Mikics
June 16, 2020

 

Andrew J. Bacevich and Sean Wilentz: What Is American Conservatism?
June 4, 2020

 

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