James McMurtry’s Facebook page describes him as “Steadily Shedding Fans Since 1989.”
Author Interview: Stephanie Schorow on “The Great Boston Fire” — Urban Conflagration
“A lot of people don’t know about this fire today. It’s not really well-known as part of the city’s history.”
Music Interview: Chatting With Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook
“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.”
Concert Review: Eminent Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Richard Thompson at the Shalin Liu Performance Center
The caliber of Richard Thompson’s voice is undiminished. His always expressive, frequently soothing timbre was perfectly intact.
Rock Album Review: This Live Album Proves that The Beths Are the Best
It has been a long time since I last felt this passionately about a new artist as I do about The Beths.
Author Interview: Jan Brogan on a Revelatory Murder in Boston’s Combat Zone
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.”
Author Interview: Linda Hirshman on the Battle Against Human Bondage
“I always wanted to write about abolition, because abolition is the most successful social movement in American history.”
Author Interview: Robert A. Gross on “The Transcendentalists and Their World”
“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.”
Author Interview: “Of Thee I Sing” — Ben Railton on the Cycles of American Patriotism
“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.”
Author Interview: Aaron S. Lecklider on the Forgotten History of Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture
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.