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'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's On Highway 61
February 20, 2017 – 5:50 PM | Comments Off on 'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's On Highway 61
'The Blues Always Been': Dennis McNally's <em>On Highway 61</em>

A carefully researched and well-written overview of "the music of freedom" runs out of gas halfway there.

The Vine: February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 – 8:21 AM | 21 Comments
The Vine: February 15, 2017

Help! I love love true crime, but ever since I had a baby I get weepy when I hear about murder (especially kids or their parents dying).

The Vine: February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016 – 11:45 AM | 61 Comments
The Vine: February 24, 2016

Would love suggestions on new reading material. I love British mysteries, especially if they are a series.

The Vine: January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016 – 1:59 PM | 5 Comments
The Vine: January 13, 2016

So, there's a short story I read in high school that I remember very little about, except for a few key details:

The Vine: December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015 – 3:36 PM | 15 Comments
The Vine: December 2, 2015

This is a book my mother used to read with me back in the day (late '70s, early '80s), and we used to laugh and laugh. Somewhere along the way I lost the book. I …

"It Was More About The Effort To Survive": A Chat About Everybody Loves Our Town
August 20, 2015 – 8:50 AM | 4 Comments
"It Was More About The Effort To Survive": A Chat About <em>Everybody Loves Our Town</em>

Mark Blankenship joins me to talk about Mark Yarm's oral history of grunge.

Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015
July 15, 2015 – 12:02 PM | 3 Comments
Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015

Managers, Watchmen, and more stuff I'm thinking about.

Living history: Mangione's The Dream And The Deal
April 19, 2015 – 10:57 AM | Comments Off on Living history: Mangione's The Dream And The Deal
Living history: Mangione's <em>The Dream And The Deal</em>

It's hard to describe what I found so appealing about Jerre Mangione's The Dream And The Deal.

The Last Stand: The unknowable
April 10, 2015 – 3:13 PM | 13 Comments
<em>The Last Stand</em>: The unknowable

I wondered, at a certain point in Nathaniel Philbrick's detailed narrative of Custer's Last Stand, why he was spending such a long time on other soldiers in another company, on another hill, trying to survive …

Sympathy For The Dullsville
March 16, 2015 – 12:15 PM | One Comment
Sympathy For The Dullsville

Robert Greenfield's Exile On Main St. is a season in hell with thirdhand gossip.