Join Bob Mehr, music writer at Commercial Appeal and longtime contributor at MOJO, for a conversation with Superchunk drummer and Best Show cohost Jon Wurster about his blockbuster biography, Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, the Last Rock 'n' Roll Band.
A decade in the making, featuring interviews with reclusive frontman Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of the late guitarist Bob Stinson, Trouble Boys tells a story of triumph and self-destruction that’s never before been told in full. ‘Mats fans, rock historians, and anyone with a soft spot for an underdog story won’t want to miss this conversation between two diehard buffs.
In the wake of Monday night’s first presidential debate, the establishment Republican Party and conservative newspapers continue to distance themselves from Donald Trump amid increasing accusations of racism, sexism, xenophobia and Islamophobia. Today, former Virginia Republican Senator John Warner is reportedly slated to endorse Clinton. This comes as Arizona’s largest newspaper, The Arizona Republic, has endorsed Hillary Clinton—marking the paper’s first time ever endorsing a Democratic candidate for president. The editorial board wrote, "Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. … This year is different." For more, we speak with famed sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild. She has spent much of the past five years with some of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters, researching her new book, "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right." Stand-up comedian and head writer of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, Jessi Klein takes on modern womanhood in her hilarious and relatable new memoir. A tomboy as a child who now considers herself a "tomman," Klein share stories of her awkward coming-of-age, zooms in on the tortuous and absurd charade of trying to conform current standards of femininity, and offers witty insight and advice on everything from fashion, sexism, and career to lingerie, love, and childbirth. As You'll Grow Out Of It hits shelves, we're delighted to welcome the talented comedian to share her timely, irreverent, and entertaining book in a conversation with Lindy West.