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Matt Hanson

Matt Hanson

Matt Hanson is a contributing editor of American Purpose and The Arts Fuse, Boston’s online independent arts and culture magazine. His work has appeared in The Baffler, The Guardian, The Millions, The New Yorker, The Smart Set, and Three Quarks Daily.

Articles

Reserves of Imagination
On Screen

Reserves of Imagination

The new PBS Hemingway documentary brings to light some surprising elements of the author’s literary greatness.

Matt Hanson
The Kingfish Lives

The Kingfish Lives

On its 75th anniversary, All the King’s Men reminds us of the enduring appeal of the politics of resentment.

Matt Hanson
Badfellas
On Screen

Badfellas

Scorsese’s gangster masterpiece has turned 30, and while America has always had a soft spot for rule-breakers, we’ve clearly taken things too far.

Matt Hanson
Prophet of Doom

Prophet of Doom

Two centuries on, Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Mont Blanc” invites us to rethink our presumptuous relationship to nature.

Matt Hanson