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.
The new PBS Hemingway documentary brings to light some surprising elements of the author’s literary greatness.
On its 75th anniversary, All the King’s Men reminds us of the enduring appeal of the politics of resentment.
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.
Two centuries on, Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Mont Blanc” invites us to rethink our presumptuous relationship to nature.