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Features

Thursday, July 18 2013

Ready For a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America

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

20 Questions: Mark Kurlansky

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.


Columns

Monday, August 26 2013

How to Make Political Pop Without Trying

"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

Squanto: The Ultimate Guide

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, June 29 2010

'The Eastern Stars': A Swing and a Miss at a Ripe Pitch to Hit

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

The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

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

The Last Fish Tale by Mark Kurlansky

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.


Blogs

Thursday, June 23 2011

In Mark Kurlansky's 'What', It's All About the Journey, Not the Destination

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

The Food of a Younger Land – Mark Kurlansky – Riverhead Books [$27.95]


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