Recommended by Wayne William Tucker
Jason Herbert transformed the #HATM hashtag into an unrivaled network of historians. Now we get to eavesdrop as Herbert invites his network to elevate epic Twitter watch-along threads into focused, in-depth discussions. Historians at the Movies strikes the right blend of professorial authority and armchair pop culture criticism, and episodes are as crushable as an ice-cold can of Coke.
Dr. Benjamin Cronin's locally-focused reporting blends ecology, current events, and insights into grassroots Democratic politics. It's clear that Dr. Cronin is invested in his community in ways that corporations such as Gannett are not, and, by subscribing to and supporting The Plymouth County Observer, you're empowering your neighbor to tell stories corporate media will not.
History Buzz is the best digital publication focused on local Massachusetts history that I've come across. Although I live in Plymouth County, the stories surfaced by the Andover Center for History & Culture are compelling; and its wonderful to compare how life in Essex County overlaps and diverges from from life in Southeastern Mass. You don't need a deep connection to old Andover to recognize the cultural significance of the region in our shared history.