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Bill McGarvey, a musician and writer, is the author of The Freshman Survival Guide and owner of McG-Media.com.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Bill McGarvey
The new podcast by Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama seemed like it would be a compelling listening experience...but instead “Renegades” is often a squirmy mess.  
Arts & CultureBooks
Bill McGarvey
John Thompson Jr.'s autobiography reflects its author’s personality: challenging, unapologetic and unsparingly acute in its observations beyond the basketball court.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Politics & SocietyIdeas
Bill McGarvey
Our youngest cohort of voters is opting for a radical political departure because they have seen the future we have imagined for them, and have found it wanting.
Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) and Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) in ‘1917’ (photo: Universal Pictures)
Arts & CultureFilm
Bill McGarvey
Echoes of “Saving Private Ryan” and “Apocalypse Now” are evident, but “1917” has a sense of relentlessness and time that is unique.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Bill McGarvey
“I was very much introduced to the Catholic world through Buckley,” David Brooks says about William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of National Review and one of the leading intellectuals of the conservative movement in the United States beginning in the mid-1950s.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Bill McGarvey
The long pilgrimage of David Brooks has led him to explore Christianity and embrace a life lived in tension.
Bruce Springsteen on tour in 2012 (photo: Shayne Kaye/ Flickr)
Arts & CultureMusic
Bill McGarvey
Springsteen has created a sprawling sonic landscape that, in its best moments, feels like the soundtrack to a film you would love to see.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Bill McGarvey
For high school seniors, existential angst about what schools they will get into, how much aid they will receive and how much debt they will need to take on to get a degree has become a national rite of passage.
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in a scene from the movie "Green Book." (CNS photo/Universal Studios)
Arts & CultureFilm
Bill McGarvey
The controversial film is a sweet lullaby when what is really needed is a wake up call.
Arts & CultureArt
Bill McGarvey
Nathaniel Kahn's "The Price of Everything" features a veritable Greek chorus of modern-art market luminaries.