Bob Dylan’s Desire

Last week, I posted about Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane,” his song about Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was twice convicted for a triple homicide and spent almost twenty years in prison before being exonerated in 1985. Carter became a controversial cause célèbre in large part because of Dylan’s song, which was the centerpiece … → read more

Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane

Bob Dylan visiting Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in prison before launching the “Night of the Hurricane” benefit concert, part of the Rolling Thunder Revue Tour (1975) [Note: Just as this post was being finalized, news broke of Rubin Carter’s death. You can read his obituary here. May he rest in peace.] … → read more