OFF THEIR ROCKERS… Most people know Taylor Branch, a Washington Monthly contributing editor, as the author of the magisterial three part biography of Martin Luther King, the last volume of which, At Canaan’s Edge, came out earlier this year. But did you know that he’s also a rock & roll star? Well, maybe not a star, but he and a couple of his old college band buddies have recorded a charming CD of Beatles covers. You can listen to previews and buy the CD here.

Taylor Branch, Renaissance man.

Paul Glastris

Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.