We invite Da Capo press author and Boston Globe reporter Brian MacQuarrie to talk about his new book, The Ride.
25 posts from July 2009
Is that a new, local coffee shop where the Starbucks used to be? Look again. It could just be one of the coffee giants to take business from the real neighborhood stores.
A former fundamentalist gives thanks to the former president for rejecting the
The eco-site Ideal Bite will be featuring Fred Pearce in August. Sign up for their book club and read along...
Links of interest and Beacon books in the media.
Thomas N. DeWolf looks at how the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., provides a teachable moment about race in America.
Polling expert David W. Moore looks at the paradox of why people apparently support the specifics of Obama's health plan but not the actions he's taking to carry it out.
Lillian Rubin looks at last week's hearings and finds Sotomayor's performance lacking.
Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the day the Boston Red Sox became an integrated team, when Pumpsie Green was sent in as a pinch runner. Howard Bryant, author of Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston,...
Midwife Patricia Harman looks at her hometown, where the relatively unemployment figures belie the financial struggles her patients face.
A roundup of Beacon in the media and other items of interest.
Frederick Lane looks at the history of anti-Census fervor.
Kate Clinton's latest video log discusses Sonia Sotmayor and the white guys running her confirmation hearing.
As former Liberian President Charles Taylor defends himself against charges of war crimes in Sierra Leone, you should read Philip C. Winslow's post about that's country's brutal civil war here. Winslow wrote the piece after three commanders in that war...
Farnoosh Moshiri watches the violence in her native Iran from afar.
Is Sarah Palin really a shoo-in for the Republican nomination in 2012? Our polling expert turns a skeptical eye on the data.
Recent and noteworthy Beacon Press media mentions.
In a multi-media post, Philip C. Winslow reflects on Angola's horrific war and its still-lingering effects.
Katherine Newman discusses America's working poor.
Hear one of the contributors to Believer, Beware: First-person Dispatches From the Margins of Faith read one of the stories from the collection.