February 13, 2014

Dennis Lehane – Between Dorchester Ave and...

Dennis Lehane so rules the neighborhood of Noir (“Nwaaah,” as we say in Boston) that he gets street credit for work he didn’t write, like...| More
February 10, 2014

John Lanchester on London in the Age...

Economic inequality is still on our minds after last week’s show with MIT economist Daron Acemoglu and Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi. Here’s an interview...| More
December 17, 2007

Speaking of Music: Alex Ross’s 20th Century

However we listen to the twentieth century, the links as well as the tensions and the often grisly politics are endlessly absorbing. And Alex Ross,...| More
June 25, 2007

The Newest Nixon

In 1962, after losing the governor’s race to Pat Brown, Richard M. Nixon pronounced: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.” Unfortunately, Nixon’s admonition...| More
June 24, 2007

The Issue is Empire

Question: from essayist Cullen Murphy: Are We Rome? — as in “the glory that was…,” and, of course, “decline and fall…” Answer: from political economist...| More
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