To have seen legends like Tina Turner, The Sex Pistols and David Bowie perform is one thing. It's another thing entirely to make a career out of covering them, interviewing them and, in some cases, sharing ribald moments with them. That has been the life of writer Jim Sullivan. He’s observed and experienced so much of the rock and punk scenes that he needed to write a second anthology.

The veteran rock critic started as a student journalist and columnist for the Bangor Daily News. He then became a household name as a pop critic and feature writer for the Boston Globe for nearly 30 years. On today's episode of The Culture Show, Sullivan joins host Jared Bowen to talk about his latest book, “Backstage & Beyond Volume 2: 45 years of Modern Rock Chats and Rants.”

Then, hit the high note with countertenor Reginald Mobley. He’s had a whirlwind of a year, from the crowning achievement of performing at King Charles’ coronation to earning a Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Grammy nomination for his latest album, "Because." Mobley joins Bowen to talk all of that, as well as his upcoming performance with the Handel and Haydn Society.

Finally, it's time to get uncorked with an overview of
The Boston Wine and Food Festival. The Festival's Director Nick Daddona, who has also been named Boston's best sommelier, gave us a paradox of choice with the range of events offered this year.

It's all on The Culture Show—listen to the full episode above!