Bill McGarvey, a musician and writer, is the author of The Freshman Survival Guide and owner of McG-Media.com.
Arts & Culture Books
Bill McGarveyOctober 18, 2018
Heartland is a chronicle of lives and places; a story of the women and men on the lower end of the working class in rural Kansas who nurtured, challenged and continue to inform Sarah Smarsh's story.
Politics & Society News Analysis
Bill McGarveyOctober 01, 2018
A conversation between Simcha Fisher and Bill McGarvey, two columnists for America. They discuss the Kavanaugh hearing and more via email.
Roy Moore with Sacha Baron Cohen (photo: Showtime)
Arts & Culture Television
Bill McGarveyAugust 02, 2018
As an agent provocateur, Cohen’s new show had an impact before it even aired.
Bruce Springsteen on Broadway (photo: Rob DeMartin)
Arts & Culture Music
Bill McGarveyJune 05, 2018
In “Springsteen on Broadway,” song, story and storyteller merge.
Arts & Culture Last Take
Bill McGarveyApril 30, 2018
Kerry Cronin’s classes at Boston College tackle what has apparently become an abstract and rarefied topic on college campuses.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Bill McGarveyMarch 21, 2018
The Gaffigans have produced comedy specials, best-selling books and five children. They even survived a brain tumor. What have you done lately?
Arts & Culture Film
Bill McGarveyFebruary 01, 2018
The Best Picture winner is soaked in what Bernard Lonergan called ‘startling strangeness.’
Arts & Culture Television
Bill McGarveyJanuary 12, 2018
Chappelle’s two latest specials wade deeply into our national conversation.
Photo courtesy HBO
Arts & Culture Music
Bill McGarveyNovember 29, 2017
The self-described “first child of the baby boom,” Jann Wenner is not happy with a new biography.
Tom Petty performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Arts & Culture Ideas
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.