Loretta Barnard

In praise of Leonard Bernstein: The godfather of Broadway

Leonard Bernstein was one of the few who defined a city, and while he was quintessentially New York, his reach ventured far beyond the Hudson.

    On November 14, 1943, Carnegie Hall was packed ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is a freelance writer and editor who has authored four non-fiction books, been a contributing writer to a wide range of reference books and whose essays have been published across a number of platforms. A regular contributor to The Big Smoke, she also coordinates the TBS Next Gen program.

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Hanif Abdurraqib’s on point social commentary of a fractured, hopeful America

America is a country fast reaching divisive apathy, however, Hanif Abdurraqib points to another way to heal, as they have before, through the power of music.