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Bill McGarvey, a musician and writer, is the author of The Freshman Survival Guide and owner of McG-Media.com.
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Arts & CultureMusic
Bill McGarvey
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 & CultureIdeas
Bill McGarvey
Tom Petty died on Monday at age 66, and anyone who knows me well understands that it is a personal loss.
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Bill McGarvey
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 & CultureMusic
Bill McGarvey
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 & SocietyIdeas
Bill McGarvey
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 & SocietyLast Take
Bill McGarvey
Diana Henriques wrote the book on Madoff. She says Donald Trump is no con man.
Arts & CultureLast Take
Bill McGarvey
The documentary series “Five Came Back” and the British film “Their Finest” have brought World War II propaganda films back into public consciousness.
Arts & CultureLast Take
Bill McGarvey
“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 & SocietyShort Take
Bill McGarvey
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 & SocietyIn All Things
Bill McGarvey
At their best institutions reflect our ideals as a society and what we value as a community.