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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 “The Departed” and “The Town.”...| More
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February 13, 2014

Boston Noir

Noir heroes tend not to be gangsters of Whitey Bulger’s grandeur; not tough cops either: they’re punched-out boxers and junkies, little perps, prisoners, victims reduced to victimizing each other and...| More
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August 7, 2012

Gore Vidal on the Great Republic and...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Gore Vidal (25 min, 14 meg) Having read all the Gore Vidal obits and the many more-and-less grudging encomia, I find the man...| More
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April 9, 2010

David Shields’ Reality Hunger: Kicking Ass and...

David Shields practices what he preaches. Aphorisms in the Nietzsche manner are the coin of the literary realm that surfaces in his manifesto, Reality Hunger. In conversation, aphorisms seem to...| More
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May 18, 2007

Hitchens v. God

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) To the sometimes solemn literary cottage-industry of neo-atheism, Christopher Hitchens — with his manifesto: God is not Great: How Religion Poisons...| More
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April 2, 2007

Passion: Bees

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) Thanks to cmac2012 for pitching this show. You’ve gotta love bees. They make honey. They dance. They inspired “Flight of the...| More
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March 14, 2007

Playing Horn at St. Bernard Abbey

TubeNet is my new favorite site. I’m completely sucked in. Yes, there are thousands of web forums out there where people get together to toast their shared obsessions, but you...| More
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March 13, 2007

The Banality of Evil, Part II

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) We started this conversation last week with our first show on Hannah Arendt and the “banality of evil.” An hour wasn’t...| More
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December 18, 2006

The Quantification of War

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) Arlington West Memorial, Santa Monica, CA [juliedermansky / Flickr] As its fourth year approaches, the war in Iraq is amassing some...| More
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October 29, 2006

Elections '06: Montana Senate

Click to Listen to the Show (24 MB MP3) Is this for real, or was it photoshopped? [Patchoulli / Flickr] “Purple mountain majesties,” if it sounded less, well, purple, could...| More
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Gil Rose, conductor of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, tells the history of George Antheil's wild musical experiment from 1924, the Ballet Mécanique. | Hear More
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