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Author Interview: Robert A. Gross on “The Transcendentalists and Their World”

December 10, 2021
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“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.”

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Music Interview: Rickie Lee Jones on her Memoir and Living in the Present Tense

May 11, 2021
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“Then, as now, my focus was on the songs. As long as you can keep your focus on the art that you’re doing, the larger thing it can serve – selling records or whatever – that’ll happen on its own.”

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Book Review: “How to Listen to Jazz” — A Helpful Earful

July 26, 2016
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Readers inspired to take a listening journey from Gioia’s historical perspective will benefit greatly from his delineation of jazz’s various forms.

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Book Review: “Six Amendments” — Is U.S. Constitutional Change in the Air?

June 5, 2014
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Retired Associate Justice John Paul Stevens’ book Six Amendments is unlikely to restore any of the love lost between him and the GOP.

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Book Interview: Jim Vrabel Explores Boston’s History from the Grassroots Perspective

September 28, 2014
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A People’s History of the New Boston takes the “grassroots” view and tries to give overdue credit to the role that community activists and neighborhood residents played in building the “New Boston.”

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Music Interview: Jesse Colin Young and his Boston Roots

May 17, 2018
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Jesse Colin Young’s best material is worthy of favorable comparisons to Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot, and the unrelated Neil Young.

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Author Interview: Talking to Jamal Greene about How Our Demand for Rights Went So Wrong

March 17, 2021
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“‘Rightsism’ gives judges much more power than they deserve in a democracy,” Jamal Greene writes. “When U.S. judges face a conflict of rights, they cancel one right or the other.”

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Music Interview: Chatting With Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook

October 1, 2022
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“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.”

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Book Interview: Heather Cox Richardson on “How the South Won the Civil War”

May 25, 2020
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“Politics is driven by language, and America’s peculiar history has given oligarchs the language to undercut democracy.”

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Book Interview: Tina Cassidy on the Woman Who Made Women’s Sufferage Happen

March 3, 2019
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Tina Cassidy talks about her revealing and enjoyable new book about how a woman’s right to vote became enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

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