David Masciotra

David Masciotra is the author of four books, including "Mellencamp: American Troubadour" (University Press of Kentucky, 2015) and "Barack Obama: Invisible Man" (Eyewear Publishing, 2017). Contribute through LaterPay to support David's Salon articles -- all money donated goes directly to the writer.

Son Volt's Jay Farrar is "singing about the dark times" on "Union," the new protest album David Masciotra
The absurd outrage over Jussie Smollett David Masciotra
Trump's racist delusions and the global threat of white hate David Masciotra
Can America recover from Trump? A radicalized right wing suggests dangers ahead David Masciotra
In “The Crossing” Alejandro Escovedo has crafted a rock 'n' roll immigration epic poem David Masciotra
Stephen Markley's "Ohio": This year's "Hillbilly Elegy" of fiction David Masciotra
Our loneliness epidemic is a political problem, too David Masciotra
Writer Greg Olear on "Dirty Rubles": Trump is "gravest existential threat" to America in 150 years David Masciotra
We need more working-class TV now: Why won't pop culture reflect American reality? David Masciotra
"Yellowstone," an American purgatory: No heroes in Kevin Costner's new Western series David Masciotra
Metallica's unlikely origin story: Injecting Americana into the metal universe David Masciotra
Who owns patriotism, the left or the right? American artists know the answer David Masciotra
The true art of John Mellencamp: “Grotesquely beautiful” and “never too far from the garage" David Masciotra
Spend some time "Alone" with Chrissie Hynde, rock 'n roll transcendentalist David Masciotra
Progressive women are lining up to run for office. Is Joe Biden really the Democrats' best bet? David Masciotra