Michael Patrick Brady
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.
Author Jonathan Wright shows how heresy and the Church's reaction to it paradoxically helped Christianity define itself and broaden its appeal.
14 Jun 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.
09 Jun 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.
15 Apr 2011
To be invited into a great writer's intimate space is a rare opportunity that shouldn't be taken for granted.
14 Apr 2011
Marx may be dead, but class warfare is alive and Terry Eagleton doesn't feel too well himself. A witty, mythbusting look at one of history's most misunderstood thinkers.
11 Apr 2011
Holly Tucker offers both a true crime picaresque and a provocative exploration of the strained relationship between science and the morality of the society it seeks to enlighten.
20 Mar 2011
In the not-to-distant future, conservatives may come to regret making socialism a topic of conversation in American households once again.
24 Feb 2011
Why does the New Yorker insist on calling these writers "the future of American fiction" when they're clearly well established writers of the present?
13 Feb 2011
Capitalism has the power to transform and enrich, but also to destroy and impoverish. It's a precision tool that should be wielded in a hand steadied by democracy.
01 Dec 2010
This collection contains moments of brilliance and flashes of frustration, disappointing only compared to the author's previous, masterful full-length book.
01 Nov 2010
There's a genuine love of film that makes this book enjoyable, it's not just a cascade of negativity. That's not to say Rabin doesn't dish it out when it's deserved, however.
11 Oct 2010
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson's powerful narrative is vital to understanding the plight of African Americans, vital to understanding the United States, and should not be ignored.
04 Oct 2010
The difficulties that Christianity may face in the present pale in comparison to the struggles of the past, and all along the way the faith has proved adaptable, resilient, and appealing.
30 Aug 2010
Thomas Asbridge gives a comprehensive look at 200 years of military, political, and religious maneuvering in the crucible of the Holy Land.
10 Jun 2010
Higgins’ message, about crime’s futility and the falseness of its glamour as portrayed by Mario Puzo and Francis Coppola, is an important one, and his book more than succeeds in conveying it.
03 May 2010
Memoir is a genre laden with pitfalls waiting to ensnare writers who dare to think they may have a story worth sharing with the world.
11 Apr 2010
The true stars of this book are the numerous photographs and illustrations that depict the visual evolution of chronological design.
08 Apr 2010
Davis' brilliance is best demonstrated in these marvelous short stories, where her work retains a light, playful tone, able to skip nimbly from topic to topic, mood to mood.
13 Jan 2010
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