September 19, 2013
A Celebration of Alexander Cockburn and A Colossal Wreck
powerHouse Arena
September 19, 2013
7.00pm -
powerHouse Arena
37 Main St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Book launch and panel event in memory of the work and legacy of the finest radical journalist of his generation, co-sponsored with The Nation

Alexander Cockburn was without question the finest radical journalist of his generation, whose writing stems from the best tradition of Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken and Tom Paine. A Colossal Wreck, his final work, finished shortly before his death in July 2012, exemplifies the prodigious literary brio that made Cockburn's name. 

On September 19, Verso and The Nation will join Cockburn's friends and family to honor the legacy of our longtime author and staunch comrade with a reading and panel discussion on Cockburn's legacy and the future of radical journalism with Laura Flanders (GritTV), Daisy Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn, Doug Henwood (Left Business Observer), and Connor Kilpatrick (Jacobin).

Discussion will be followed by a wine reception. Free and open to the public with RSVP to

Laura Flanders
is the founder and host of GRITtv and the author of The New York Times best-seller Bushwomen (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007) as well as the editor of several books including At the Tea Party… and The W. Effect. She is a contributing writer to the Nation magazine and the Strong Local Economies columnist at Yes Magazine (“Commonomics”).

Andrew Cockburn is the author of Rumsfeld (a New York Times editors’ choice) and The Threat, and the co-author of several books with his wife, Leslie Cockburn, and his brother Patrick Cockburn. He has written for The London Review of Books, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, and many other magazines.

Daisy Cockburn is the daughter of Alexander Cockburn.

Doug Henwood is the editor of Left Business Observer, host of the weekly radio program Behind the News (which originates on KPFA, Berkeley), and the author of Wall Street (Verso) and After the New Economy (New Press).

Connor Kilpatrick is an editor at Jacobin magazine.