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Steven Beschloss
Award-winning writer, journalist and filmmaker. Steven's writing -- from the U.S. and overseas -- ranges from politics and international affairs to art, culture, education and travel. He has been published in dozens of outlets, including The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Parade magazine, American Way and The Chicago Tribune. His film work has been shown in more than twenty countries and translated into more than a dozen languages. He also is author of "The Gunman and His Mother: Lee Harvey Oswald, Marguerite Oswald and the Making of an Assassin," a best-selling Kindle Single, and co-author of "Adrift: Our Course Back to a Great Nation," published by Prometheus and sold by Random House.
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Goodness knows, Mitt Romney is not asking me for campaign advice. But you have to wonder why he hasn't taken the opportunity to connect with Americans who've lost their homes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at In A Perfect World
It's finally happening. Tonight we get the first insight into whether GOP voters are determined to pick a candidate that matches their ideological demands yet cannot attract more centrist Democrats... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at In A Perfect World
Several years ago when my co-author Bill Harris and I decided on Adrift as the title for our book, I wondered whether it would be still timely. Would it still... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at In A Perfect World
On Memorial Day, when we honor Americans of every political persuasion who gave their lives for their country, it's worth recalling that there are times in our history when America's... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at In A Perfect World
Former Reagan budget director David Stockman and Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs may not seem like obvious allies, but when it comes to the failings of Paul Ryan's budget plan,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at In A Perfect World
Here's how it usually goes when you interview high-ranking officials of a national commission. You ask what results they anticipate, they proffer platitudes and promises, even when they're not sure.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at In A Perfect World
Here's the online version of "By Design," a just-published magazine story of mine about three of my favorite things: art, architecture, and writing about art and architecture. Working on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at In A Perfect World
Silence your inner critic. Get out of your comfort zone. Experiment. Who knows what you might discover? In the case of Michelle Wie, doing artwork might just be making her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at In A Perfect World
Steven Beschloss is now following Bill Cosby
Feb 17, 2010
Add me to the list of people amused and excited by the idea of Betty White as the host of Saturday Night Live. We've seen more than enough young and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at In A Perfect World
What would you sacrifice to solve a problem that has stumped mathematicians for more than a century? What if, at the conclusion of your creative breakthrough, you would be deluged... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at In A Perfect World
I will definitely have to check out the book you mentioned. And useful to know that writing, research and plot construction is keeping your mind sharp!
See the New York Times story about the aging brain? Remember any of the details? No? Then, it's probably a good idea to check it out. There's both good news... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2010 at In A Perfect World
Steven Beschloss is now following malcolmgladwell
Jan 2, 2010
Often the strongest ideas are the simplest ones. John Hunt, author of an insightful new book called The Art of The Idea, describes two categories of people: sunrisers and sunsetters.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2009 at In A Perfect World
Jay Parini is one of the lucky ones. A couple of years ago, I interviewed him for a piece I was writing about Russia and Leo Tolstoy's Moscow house, now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2009 at In A Perfect World
I almost fell out of my chair when I read Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' interview with Deborah Solomon in The New York Times Magazine about the Kindle and digital book... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2009 at In A Perfect World
I am a writer. I believe in the printed word. But I've been trying to wrap my head around the idea that there's no intrinsic reason that words are better... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2009 at In A Perfect World
Get ready for Mickey's dark side. Mickey Mouse, the nicest mouse on the planet, is about to get real. Turns out the Disney folks have finally recognized that their too-tight... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2009 at In A Perfect World
Steven Beschloss is now following The Photodiarist
Nov 4, 2009
The anti-government fanatics would have us believe that taxes are an abomination and the public should always oppose spending increases. Given our troubled economy and this incessant libertarian/Republican refrain, you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2009 at In A Perfect World
The usual joke about film producers is that nobody knows what they do. In the case of Lee Daniels, producer and director of the upcoming film Precious, the question is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2009 at In A Perfect World
Where the Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze's adaptation of the Maurice Sendak classic, is a victory for filmmakers. I'm not saying I loved it -- the tale offers little relief... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at In A Perfect World
I can't be the only one increasingly exhausted by the hostile partisanship that dominates politics. All this does is deepen the divide between opposing sides and increase our inability to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at In A Perfect World
Today the world gets a fresh blast of air from a fan with no blades and an intriguing collection of Christmas classics delivered by a most improbable source. James Dyson,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2009 at In A Perfect World