"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
2. If you had to eat exclusively from one cuisine for the rest of your life, which would it be? Italian pasta.
3. If you could commission any artist, living or dead, to paint your portrait, who would you choose and why? Well, I was about to say Sargent, but how about Winsor McCay, for his way with elkhornitis and other manifestations of welsh-rarebit-induced dementia? Maybe Charles Knight for the chance to talk about dinosaurs, or George Catlin, for Indian tales?
4. Tomorrow one tune will be stuck in your head. You will not be able to escape it from waking up to going to bed. You get to pick the tune. Which one would it be? With the onset of 80s nostalgia spurred by President Reagan's passing, it might be something by Haircut 100. But I'll say "Symphonic Raps" by Carroll Dickerson's Savoyagers, with Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines.
5. If you were going to be put under house arrest, but were allowed to pick the place (this is a house arrest where you could travel five miles in any direction, but beyond that your radio collar will trigger the men in black to round you up, rough you up and take you back home), where would you pick?Harvard Square, I suppose, but if it were summer, Bear Skin Neck in Rockport.