Voices

Bill McGarvey is a writer, editor and musician. During his six-year tenure as editor-in-chief of BustedHalo.com the online magazine won numerous awards for its provocative discussion of religion and culture and was featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times

Tom Petty performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Arts & Culture Last Take
Bill McGarveyOctober 04, 2017
Tom Petty died on Monday at age 66, and anyone who knows me well understands that it is a personal loss.
Politics & Society Last Take
Bill McGarveySeptember 27, 2017
Paul McCartney’s concert was a much-needed reminder that joy and beauty and love are not crushed by darkness.
Craig Finn at the Friday Night Jam in New York City on Aug. 18
Arts & Culture Music
Bill McGarveySeptember 15, 2017
Finn’s songs somehow manage to avoid cheap nihilism in favor of a palpable sense of mercy.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., right, and former talk show host David Letterman arrive for their conversation at 92Y in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Politics & Society Ideas
Bill McGarveyJuly 11, 2017
Who better to combat the absurd, dark joke at the heart of the rise of Trumpism than someone like Al Franken?
Robert De Niro, as Bernie Madoff, and Diana Henriques, as herself, in HBO's "The Wizard of Lies." (Craig Blankenhorn/HBO)
Politics & Society Last Take
Bill McGarveyJune 09, 2017
Diana Henriques wrote the book on Madoff. She says Donald Trump is no con man.
Arts & Culture Last Take
Bill McGarveyMay 11, 2017
The documentary series “Five Came Back” and the British film “Their Finest” have brought World War II propaganda films back into public consciousness.
Arts & Culture Last Take
Bill McGarveyApril 06, 2017
“Accidental Courtesy” chronicles Davis’ fascination with the K.K.K., from the 1980s through his current work with the Klan, American Nazis and other white supremacists and separatists.
(CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Short Take
Bill McGarveyMarch 07, 2017
This sobering new reality for immigrant students presents questions and issues for all students on campus as well as those high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall.
A protest at the Arrivals Hall of San Francisco's International Airport (CNS photo/Peter Dasilva, EPA)
Politics & Society In All Things
Bill McGarveyFebruary 07, 2017
At their best institutions reflect our ideals as a society and what we value as a community.
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Arts & Culture Of Other Things
Bill McGarveyDecember 15, 2016
"Moonlight" is a heartbreaking meditation on suffering and the boundless ache for connection.