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.
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A new Bob Dylan biography draws on seven songs to explore the folk singer’s most quintessentially American trait–his perpetual self-reinvention.
After escaping fascist Germany, filmmaker Billy Wilder shaped the golden era of Hollywood with barbed satire and fizzy comedies.
On the eve of Bloomsday, contributing editor Matt Hanson looks to masterworks of Joyce and Eliot at one hundred.
Jonathan Bate's book Bright Star, Green Light finds striking parallels in the life and work of John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Last Best Hope doesn’t flinch from the harsh light of self-examination.
David Thomson’s book shows us just how much today’s films owe to yesterday’s pioneers.
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.