Michael Patrick Brady is a writer and editor from Boston. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, Forbes.com, and ALARM Magazine, among others. Like all those who have more opinions than places to put them, he maintains a blog and collects his various publications at his website.
Wednesday, February 21 2007
Martin Scorsese's hotly tipped Oscar fave, The Departed, plumbs the depths of the psychological and sociological motives of violence, loyalty, and duty.
Sunday, January 29 2006
When the baby boomers finally relinquish control of pop culture, who will replace their sacred cows on the perennial 'best bands ever' lists?
Wednesday, January 4 2012
'James Joyce: A Life': A Fine Rendition of this Brilliant, Sensitive, Churlish, Inconsiderate Figure
Irish author Edna O'Brien provides a smartly-written crash course that will open doors for readers unsure of how to enter the labyrinthine world of James Joyce’s books.
Tuesday, June 14 2011
Author Jonathan Wright shows how heresy and the Church's reaction to it paradoxically helped Christianity define itself and broaden its appeal.
Thursday, June 9 2011
Robin Blackburn's writing is taut, intelligent, and compelling. He packs an astonishing amount of information into a scant hundred pages, providing a fresh and powerful look at Civil War politics and social issues.
Friday, April 15 2011
With simple narration and still photographs, Ken Burns is able to evoke joy and sorrow, laughter and tears. It's a singular achievement, beautifully composed and profoundly moving.
Thursday, April 14 2011
To be invited into a great writer's intimate space is a rare opportunity that shouldn't be taken for granted.