Voices
Bill McGarvey, a musician and writer, is the author of The Freshman Survival Guide and owner of McG-Media.com.
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 & Society Ideas
Bill McGarveyFebruary 13, 2020
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 & Culture Film
Bill McGarveyDecember 23, 2019
Echoes of “Saving Private Ryan” and “Apocalypse Now” are evident, but “1917” has a sense of relentlessness and time that is unique.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Bill McGarveyAugust 15, 2019
“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 & Culture Ideas
Bill McGarveyAugust 15, 2019
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 & Culture Music
Bill McGarveyJune 20, 2019
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 & 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.