There is a lot more forgetting on the internet than most of us realize. Having said that, I was enchanted to find a random edition of the much-lamented Hate Mail Podcast. I’ll be posting others, sometime.
My “landing page,” something like that.
The New Republic sent Chris from Beijing to Hong Kong to cover the “troubles.” Instead of me copying them, you can find all Hong Kong work here
As long as Google and, by extension, the world, have yet to find this site, I’ll indulge my (obvious) admiration for my son Christoper’s excellent journalism. Here is his first piece for The New Republic from China. Well, not really his first piece for them … and not really his first piece from China. He’s an energetic, inquisitive man, and a superb writer. Wait! There’s More. And more. Still more! Yikes, I wish he would write a little more slowly, I can’t keep up!
And now he has outdone himself! And everyone else! Game, set, match.
Panda Express … the capitalist road to success!
Utterly fascinating, long article about Chinese health care.
This excellent quick article about Beijing’s endemic air pollution.
A superb piece of writing by one of my favorite writers. Profane, hilarious and insightful; an enviable combination.
"I don't want to hear from callers" = great line. Questionable Judgement seems to be the unifying theme here. I'll order these links from most recent, well, you can figure this out.
Here I am on the air with Jim Braude, Margery Eagan and Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzenis, who tells a lovely story about me ... alas at the very end of the show. I also speak Russian, dazzling the non-Russian speakers. Listen on the WGBH website.
Each one of these has odd indiscretions, if you listen … here I say something I probably shouldn’t about Trinity Church rector Sal Lloyd, tho you have to wait ’til the end. Also “reveal” that I’ve quit drinking … #wonderhowlongthatwilllast.
Update … still not drinking, and, even more ridiculously, gone gluten-free because Mat Gleason told me to … this was a fun ‘GBH session.
Still more “opinions” on subjects I know little about.
Trashing Errol Morris … too avidly, alas.
Dr. John Mack & other subjects
This is a website run by a young guy I know … Enjoy.
I’ve spent two years writing a book about the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. This is one of the best websites that rounds up happenings in church affairs.
Here are a couple of more … for the “history nerds,” as Kristine Haglund told me … I guess the other places I frequent — Mormon Hub, Mormon Studies, are Facebook sites, thus not accessible via direct links
He’s a sweet writer … Here is a “selling review” in the BosGlobe. This book, edited by the redoubtable George Gibson, is one of my all-time favorites. Matthew’s good on art heists, too. When you choose to write about gold, it’s all in the timing. On verra … Matthew knew “Tiff” Findley, really one of the great 20th century novelists, in my opinion.
Here is the Amazon link to my friend Katherine Powers’s lovely new memoir about life with her father, the well-know Catholic writer J.F. Powers:
These are the online columns of my friend and former colleague, the economics writer David Warsh. John Mickelthwait (!) the editor of the too- too “Economist” magazine once said to me: “David Warsh is my hero.”