Thursday, July 18 2013
Can a song change a nation? Mark Kurlansky’s work chronicles that extraordinary summer of 1964 and showcases the momentous role that a simple song about dancing played in history.
Sunday, April 11 2010
Mark Kurlansky is a Renaissance man whose work should be read, learned from, and admired. His latest, Eastern Stars publishes this week. He tells PopMatters 20 Questions why he’ll take rebels over saints any day.
Monday, August 26 2013
"Dancing in the Street" did not seek the kind of greatness ascribed to it -- it simply woke up one morning and found that greatness bestowed upon it.
Monday, November 23 2009
Even anglers like myself yearn for guides with fishing IQs as rich as Squanto's, a Patuxet Native American who taught the Pilgrims how to fish.
Tuesday, June 29 2010
The birth and growth of baseball in the cane fields around San Pedro sprung from a fertile mix of immigration, exploitation and acculturation.
Thursday, July 23 2009
This vast project put hundreds of writers to work penning poems, describing barbecues, interviewing American Indians and taking down recipes for everything from soup to nuts, quite literally.
Sunday, November 9 2008
After centuries of stubborn and eccentric independence, the fishing village microcosm of Gloucester, Massachusetts, is now poised on the brink of economic and cultural disaster.
Thursday, June 23 2011
Mark Kurlansky’s curious, sliver-like investigation asks, What’s more important, the question or the answer?
Monday, November 30 2009
The Food of a Younger Land – Mark Kurlansky – Riverhead Books [$27.95]