Bill McGarvey, a musician and writer, is the author of The Freshman Survival Guide and owner of McG-Media.com.
Politics & Society News Analysis
Bill McGarveyApril 04, 2019
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 & Culture Film
Bill McGarveyFebruary 14, 2019
The controversial film is a sweet lullaby when what is really needed is a wake up call.
Arts & Culture Art
Bill McGarveyDecember 28, 2018
Nathaniel Kahn's "The Price of Everything" features a veritable Greek chorus of modern-art market luminaries.
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.’