From Liberty Cabbage to Freedom Fries

Or: The Ethical Crisis of the Contemporary American Left Like many twenty-something liberals, I suppose, until the fall of 2001 when the advent of the War on Terror put a final end to any lingering vestiges of the Long Boom, my political ethics were largely a matter of faith. Raised by moderate parents and educated […]

“The Inferno of James Nachtwey” –March 25, 2003

A few years ago—three to be more exact—I was encountering the usual indignities of a life of freelance writing and was talking with the Boston Globe Arts editor, Scott Powers, about opportunities at that august newspaper. About the same time the renowned photographer James Nachtwey was in town to lecture at the Photographic Resource Center

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Erik Larson

"Where historians go wrong--the professional, academic historians--is that they leave the best stories literally in the footnotes. As if they are too frivolous to tell in the actual body of a text."

TC Boyle

T.C. Boyle

"I write these novels in order to try to understand the world a little better for my own self. And if I help my fans and readers to go along on the journey, that's great."

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