Scott Brinton
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I first heard the news that the Iraqi military had rolled into Kuwait on Aug. 3, 1990, the day after the invasion. I can’t forget that moment. I was watching over 9- and 10-year-old boys at the … more
In the dystopian world of the 1999 science-fiction drama “The Matrix,” extended kung fu battles, rapid-fire gunfights and chase scenes involving all manner of vehicles overshadow a deeper message . . . more
I’m obviously not a woman, so I’m not the best person to parse the so-called “women’s vote.” But I’ll try. I’m covering my 25th general election this year . . . more
I had no idea. "The Star-Spangled Banner” was first written as poetry and then, soon after, set to music — an English drinking song, to be precise. Yes, the tune behind our national anthem . . . more
My stomach was churning furiously. The Press Club of Long Island’s first-ever poetry reading on Aug. 23 was to begin in a half-hour at the Huntington Station birthplace of the unparalleled poet and journalist Walt Whitman. Would anyone show? I wondered. more
Newspaper writer Erasmus Wilson was, no doubt, an über-male chauvinist. In an 1885 Pittsburgh Dispatch column, he joked that American families should kill their baby girls, as was common in China then. more
Journalists are a hard-bitten lot. Internalize the emotions of your stories and you could end up jaded and angry, or worse, a drug addict. That would be good for no one. As a reporter, you record … more
I can still picture the last day of my fourth and final summer as a Fresh Air Fund counselor at Camp Hayden Marks, on the 2,000-acre Sharpe Reservation in upstate Fishkill, 28 years ago. The campers . . . more
My brief viewer-host relationship with Anthony Bourdain took a nosedive in May 2013, a month after his CNN travel-food show, “Parts Unknown,” premiered. more
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