2 days ago | Books
Young readers, parents, and librarians are used to seeing picture book biographies of real-life people like, say, George Washington and Thomas Edison. Or Babe Ruth and Martin Luther King, Jr. But as the inevitable march of time moves forward,...
3 days ago | Books
The Roughest Riders: The Untold Story of the Black Soldiers in the Spanish-American War By Jerome Tuccille 304 pp. $26.95 Chicago Review Press It is one of the most familiar stories drilled into the heads of schoolchildren around the country. How ...
11 days ago | Inquiring Minds
‘Tis the season of summer, which also means it’s the time of the year for the increasingly popular Classic Rock Package Tour. It really is a win-win for both sides. Fans get to see two or three like-minded acts from the same era on the same b...
24 days ago | Books
Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll By Fred Goodman Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 320 pp., $27 “Don’t talk to me about ethics. Every man makes his own. It’s like a wa...
1 month ago | Music
This summer, those two big musical festivals in Rhode Island are celebrating some important anniversaries. The Newport Folk Festival recently commemorated 50 years since the epochal moment Bob Dylan “went electric.” And the Newport Jazz Festival i...
1 month ago | Classic Rock Corner
The Who: Live at Shea Stadium 1982 Eagle Rock Entertainment, 146 mins., $14.98 DVD/$19.98 Blu-Ray It’s become a standard joke in rock journalism that a band that perhaps milks things on the road past their sell-by date has “more farewell...