“A lot of people don’t know about this fire today. It’s not really well-known as part of the city’s history.”
“I remember playing the Rathskeller. I think that was the second gig we had in the US. I remember what a dive that was. I remember how really exciting it was to be there. Just the promise, the potential.”
The caliber of Richard Thompson’s voice is undiminished. His always expressive, frequently soothing timbre was perfectly intact.
It has been a long time since I last felt this passionately about a new artist as I do about The Beths.
The Combat Zone is more than simply a captivating exposition of legal proceedings and adjacent matters. It is an incisive, vivid, jarring, and meticulous account of — as the subtitle says — “murder, race, and Boston’s struggle for justice.”
“I always wanted to write about abolition, because abolition is the most successful social movement in American history.”
“Concord was actually surprisingly representative of Massachusetts, New England, and maybe even the North in the 19th century. In learning about Concord, you learn about the making of modern America.”
“If you are more critical or try to highlight some of the worst things that happen in America, then you are un-American or anti-American.”
The reader comes away from Love’s Next Meeting with an awareness of the rich history of homosexual culture existed long before the Stonewall riots in the summer of ‘69.
In her new album, Juliana Hatfield’s concerns are comeuppance, self-abasement, and the depravity of those who revel in the power to make decisions that can adversely affect others.