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Peter Richardson
Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson teaches humanities and American studies at San Francisco State University. He has written three critically acclaimed books: No...

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No Simple Highway

This excerpt, recounting the media reaction to the death of Jerry Garcia, is from Truthdig contributor Peter Richardson’s critically acclaimed new book, “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead.”

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 READ MORE


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The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs

Author Greil Marcus doesn’t explain these 10 songs (including one sung by Amy Winehouse, shown) or their power to thrill him; he tries to re-create in prose how it might have felt to perform them.

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The Divide

Matt Taibbi’s new book is more Lincoln Steffens than Hunter Thompson, dropping most of the histrionics to explore why Wall Street bankers are seemingly exempt from criminal prosecution.

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The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark

When the press failed to anticipate the most catastrophic financial crisis in 80 years, reporters were focusing on the wrong things, responding to the wrong incentives and writing the wrong kind of stories.

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 READ MORE


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The Science Delusion

Are the humanities—literature, history, art, religion and philosophy—useless? Some scientists would have you think so.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE


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Digital Disconnect

“The ways capitalism works and does not work,” Robert McChesney writes in his new book, “determine the role the Internet might play in society. ... The problem is that [Internet] celebrants often believe digital technology has superpowers over political economy.”

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Game Over

Dave Zirin, in “Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down,” returns to his favorite topics: race, gender, unions, the corporatization and corruption of sports, and athletes willing to speak out on any of the above.

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Peter Richardson
Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson teaches humanities and American studies at San Francisco State University. He has written three critically acclaimed books: No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead (2015); A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America (2009); and American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams (2005). In 2013, he received the National Entertainment Journalism Award for Online Criticism for his Truthdig review of Curtis White’s The Science Delusion. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and blogs at http://www.peterrichardson.blogspot.com.

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