When someone recommended to Steven Hassan he write a volume called The Cult of Trump, “it just seemed like the most important book I could write, frankly.”
Author Interview: Pulitzer Prize Winner David W. Blight — Speaking of Frederick Douglass in the Witch City
“You can read Frederick Douglass forever and still just encounter new things, new ideas, new passages, new phrases. He’s that kind of writer. It’s like reading Emerson or even Shakespeare.”
Music Interview: Musician and Writer Robert Forster — Life Before and After The Go-Betweens
Robert Forster was apparently spot-on when he proclaimed that The Go-Betweens “were too good for the bloody charts.”
Author Interview: Tim O’Brien — The Sound of a Father’s Voice
I wanted to give my kids this gift of a book about them and for them.
Music Interview: Talking to Rocker Amy Rigby — Musician Turned Author
“I’ve put out records by myself before, but this is like 10 times the work!”
Author Interview: Will Birch Talks about Nick Lowe — Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Bassist, and Cult Figure
Will Birch’s biography Cruel to Be Kind effortlessly details the six decade career of rocker Nick Lowe.
Music Interview: Mike Adams At His Honest Weight — Curb Your Skepticism
“Honest weight” has more to with like karats of gold, maybe. The “weight” being the value of something. It kind of alludes to that a little bit.
Rock Feature: Roger Daltrey of The Who — How Can He Afford to Tour?
If there is any theme that runs throughout the story of Roger Daltrey’s life as he tells it, it’s that he has always needed more money to – as he so folksily puts it – “pay the bills.”
Book Interview: Jay Wexler on the State of “Our Non-Christian Nation”
The book deals with how Atheists, Wiccans, Summums, Muslims, and Satanists “fought to have their voices heard” in communities dominated by Christians and others who were skeptical of their claim that the First Amendment applies equally to all religions.
Rock Interview: Nils Lofgren — Being “Blue With Lou”
“Since the late ‘60s I’ve been up and down the Northeast corridor, and Boston’s always one of our favorite stops.”