Tom Brady, race, Russia and politics: Why the new media, cum social media #fails at covering stories objectively.

Fiftieth Reunion Report I saw my second family and growing-up boy in Ukraine in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and shall be back for my 23rd…

Books: David Mittell reviews Citizens Creak, by Lalita Tademy, a story about a slave and the Creek Indians.

Citizens Creak, By Lalita Tademy (Atria Books, 418 pp.) review written By David A. Mittell, Jr. As a reader of history I usually eschew historical…

Easter Sunday renewal, the unifying season … by David A. Mittel, Jr.

Easter Sunday Easter is a time of renewal believers and non-believers fully share, even while not sharing most (though not all) Christians’ belief in the…

In Defense of Town Meeting. to voters and politicians

In Defense of Town Meeting [Politicus #1,158] The ancient Town Meeting we most vividly recall was on March 12 and 26, 1966, in T. Waldo…

Bus Stops Tells a Story: review a pitifully inadequate bus stop serving mostly black riders of the T

Bus Stops Tell A Story  by David A. Mittell, Jr. [Ca. 1,200 ww. Attached photographs by David A. Mittell, Jr. Cutlines follow text.] Not to…

Mass Gov blows it at JP drug lab, prosecutors perp-walk of Dookhan not much better.

You can be persuaded .. [Boston Globe, 10/2/12] ‘Perp Walk’ is a Bullying Tactic The “perp walk” in front of cameras is one of contemporary…

A Duxbury Slaver? The search for truth by David A. Mittell, Jr. Senior Editor of the Duxbury Clipper

Politicus #1,115 A Duxbury Slaver? by David A. Mittell, Jr. At a biographers’ group last month a colleague mentioned that she was having a hard…