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"New York Noveletic:Broadway is flooded with ambitious youth. Such were this stage-struck girl and newcomer-wrighter—ambitious in love . . . You can see hundreds of them in New York making park benches their thrones, holding hands in movie balconies or chop-suey joints—walking along the Drive, drinking in the moon and stars—not saying a word—while music runs through their veins and their hearts dance . . . All they hope, pray and hunger for is success. They want life to hug them and make their cheeks bloom . . . Two young people in a strange town finding a home in each other’s memory. Well, one day she got a bit part in a show, clicked and was whisked off to Hollywood . . . He went into an ad agency.
For a while love letters were swapped at a fast clip, then the traffic slowed down, limped along, and finally ceased . . . Love had “taken a powder” . . . A run-out . . . They were riding to the moon on their careers, they couldn’t think of anything else . . . Soon, Christmas cards were their only contact. And now they both have everything they came to New York to get—dreams come true . . . But they are not as happy as they were when they had nothing—except each other."
--Walter Winchell, "New York Heartbeat," May 3, 1940
Journalism/1910 Vol. 1
Journalism/1895 - 1917
Journalism/1917 - 1922
Journalism/1885 - 1889
Mystic Peasant Who Ruled Czar
New York Sun/January 7, 1917
Traveling at Five Hundred
Miles an Hour a Possibility
The Republican Divide
Single Payer Insurance
Health Insurance a Most Vital Need
England's Trouble in the Far East
The Bombing of Kabul
Ambrose Bierce on Evolution
San Francisco News Letter/August 31, 1869
"The editor of the Barnacle has a hobby which he has ridden for a number of years, to the perfect satisfaction of his readers and the unspeakable delight of ourselves. That hobby—now somewhat sore in the back—is the Darwinian theory. How much the rider knows about his horse will be seen from the following, upon the freedom of thoughts: “One man is not to be deterred from advocating the Darwinian theory because his neighbor is shocked at the idea that man is a development of the monkey.” Very true, but he ought to be debarred from advocating it if he shocks his neighbor at his utter ignorance of what it really is. The Darwinian theory, James, does not imply that man is “a development of the monkey,” but that both are descended from a common parent. See the difference? Your error is the same as if you should claim to be the offspring of a mule, instead of admitting that the ass is the father of both the mule and yourself. In the one case you would assert a physical impossibility, in the other you would simply support an extremely probable hypothesis.."
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What are Our Immigrants Worth
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Some of the Peculiarities, Both Picturesque and Otherwise,
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Trouble With Mexico
The Mexican Border
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St. Paul, Minnesota Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Man Dies in Sauerkraut Contest:
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Flasks in Stockings of Flappers at Exclusive School Brings Arrest of Church Organist
as Rum Seller
Child, 11, Admits
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