In the annals of Russian repression, The New Greatness Case was a display of government overkill — until the events of this year redefined overkill.
Filmmaker Interview: Arlington’s Eric Stange on his Documentary “Pony Boys”
This is a delightful and moving tale that provides a much-needed bit of relief from the chaotic world we are currently navigating. Back before there was iPhones and social media, two little boys took off on an unlikely adventure that changed their lives.
Author Interview: Jennifer Haigh on Writing About Abortion — With Roe v. Wade Likely to be Overturned
“As a writer, I was drawn to a subject I can’t make sense of any other way. So the questions swirling around abortion are so close to my heart I just had to write about it.”
Author Interview: Kathleen C. Stone on “They Called Us Girls: Stories of Female Ambition from Suffrage to Mad Men””
“Some women ignored what was expected and forged careers in fields traditionally reserved for men. In other words, they had “men’s” jobs. I wanted to know where that ambition came from.”
Author Interview: Steve Almond Reveals “All the Secrets of the World”
An interview with debut novelist (at last!) Steve Almond.
Theater Interview: John Bell on Bread and Puppet’s Staging of Aeschylus’s “The Persians”
“The play challenges us to think about those we consider our enemies, and to think of them with compassion and understanding.”
Music Interview: Cowboy Junkies’ Michael Timmins on “Songs of the Recollection”
“I may second guess how a song was recorded. But I can say that all that we have done has come from an honest place.”
Theater Interview: The Need to Make Theater in Ukraine Today
We live on the stage of my theater now.
Concert Review/Interview: America at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
In Lowell, America played to a packed, enthusiastic, Centrum Silver-popping crowd who sang along with the band’s impressively deep roster of hits.
Music Interview: Good News — The Wailin’ Jennys Are Back
All three are singer/songwriters whose individual gifts mesh seamlessly with soaring harmonies and a like-minded empathetic view of the world.