Should violence replace political debate, democracy could end
The collapse of any professional news outlet is dangerous at this moment in American history. Each publication or station we lose is another nail in the coffin of democracy. Communities need to organize to rebuild our shattered news infrastructure—especially at the local level.
We are doing two issues of DigBoston—What’s Wrong With Boston (#WWWB), and What’s Right With Boston (#WRWB)—that will ride the holiday slide into 2020. It’s a big deal that we’re hurtling into another decade, and so we wanted to do something different from the regular look-back and look-ahead spreads.
In a review of the standout William Castle film When Strangers Marry (1944) first published on December 4, 1944, the legendary critic Manny Farber quite favorably compared that particular ...