Read “Bruce Clark on ‘Athens: City of Wisdom'” in The Usonian

“Cities are, by definition, the places where people find creative solutions to the dilemma of living together.”

I’m pleased to publish one last (!) interview this year—this one with the amazingly erudite Bruce Clark, whose new book “Athens: City of Wisdom” tells the story of the fabled city all the way from antiquity to present.

Do check out the interview and the book, which might just be a perfect last-minute stocking stuffer for your friendly neighborhood history buff or philhellene. Thanks for reading, and happy holidays!

Listen to “Brian’s Song,” a new episode on the Film at Fifty podcast

I was pleased to be a guest once more on the “Film at Fifty” podcast, which discusses films from 50 years ago.

On this episode, I join host Brian Rowe for a discussion of the extremely popular TV movie Brian’s Song (1971), which featured lauded performances by Billy Dee Williams and Jimmy Caan as football players for the Chicago Bears who form a lasting friendship despite their on-the-field rivalry and different backgrounds.

Though aspects of the film haven’t aged well, it’s still worth talking about due to the strong performances of the famous leads.

Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.