Tag: Adam Sennott

  • SCN Exclusive: Carl Bernstein on Trump, voters, and the media

    SCN Exclusive: Carl Bernstein on Trump, voters, and the media

    In 1992, legendary journalist Carl Bernstein blasted the media for its obsession with celebrity, manufactured controversy,  gossip, and sensationalism in his article “The Idiot Culture” for the New Republic. At the time, the front pages of newspapers across the country were more focused on Donald and Ivana Trump’s divorce than they were on Nelson Mandela’s […]

  • Life on Skid Row

    Life on Skid Row

    (Photo: Zengzheng Wang) 1890 was a good year for California oil baron Lyman Stewart. His company had merged with Sespe Oil and the Mission Transfer Company to form Union Oil, Paul Rood, adjunct professor of political science and history at Biola University, said. At the time it was the largest oil company in California, responsible […]

  • Bill Keller: Holding the Criminal Justice System Accountable

    Bill Keller: Holding the Criminal Justice System Accountable

    Photo Credit: Zengzheng Wang In February 2014 Bill Keller shocked the media world when he left the New York Times after 30 years to start a national conversation about the U.S. criminal justice system as editor of The Marshall Project. “This felt like an area where there might actually be a chance to make a […]

  • MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Cambridge celebrates new youth shelter

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Cambridge celebrates new youth shelter

    Photo Credit: Zengzheng Wang A group of Harvard students will open America’s first student-run youth overnight shelter in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Y2Y Harvard Square overnight shelter will open in December. On November 6, founders Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz – both Harvard graduates – met with state officials, service providers and members of the homeless […]

  • Ten Questions with Boston's New Mayor

    Ten Questions with Boston's New Mayor

    BOSTON, Mass.—On January 6, Martin J. “Marty” Walsh was sworn in as the 54th mayor of Boston after serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 2007. SPARE CHANGE NEWS was able to catch up with Walsh before his inauguration for a quick phone conversation about homelessness, housing and gun violence in the city.   […]

  • Top Lieutenant: Kevin Weeks writes about 25 years with Whitey Bulger

    Adam Sennott Spare Change News For 25 years, he was James “Whitey” Bulger’s right-hand man and one of his closest friends. “[He] was a guy that taught me a lot, there was a friendship there. I really believed in him,” said Kevin Weeks, Bulger’s former top lieutenant . “And now I look here and I […]