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ShortTake: The Whole World Waiting

Review: The Whole World Waiting

They thought America was a glittering land of wealth and fame . . . they were wrong. Fifteen immigrant and refugee teenagers tell their stories of coming to New England and share their perspectives in The Whole World Waiting , a compilation of document
Fifteen immigrant and refugee teenagers tell their stories
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 01, 2012

Musician + Author = Crap

On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010

Heart of gold

How can someone make so many movies for so long and still be such a nice guy? Once again, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is giving its Coolidge Award to a filmmaker who genuinely deserves the recognition. Hollywood seldom turns out anyone as good-nature
Jonathan Demme wins the Coolidge Award
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010

Photos: Most popular articles of 2009

The stories you couldn't not read this year
The year in martyrs, mortuaries, chupacabras, and pot-peddling soccer moms
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Review: Where the Wild Things Are

I can’t speak for the kids, but I would rate Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 40-page children’s picture book up there with Up and Wall•E as topping the recent renaissance in children’s movies. If pressed, I’d rank it cl
Jonze, Eggers, and Sendak aren’t kidding around
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2009

Review: Away We Go

Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida had a baby last December, their second, and congratulations for that. But not for this self-righteous, pseudo-hip, cutesy-wootsy, cringe-inducing screed.
Sam Mendes furthers his descent
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2009


Interview: Christopher Monks

Ever feel you should earn points for remembering to get up in the morning?
By CLEA SIMON  |  January 13, 2009

Where the wild things are

Venture out into the waters and woodlands of New England, and there's a chance you'll bump into "Champ," America's own Loch Ness Monster, who allegedly plies the muddy ripples of Lake Champlain.
As our planet edges closer to the apocalypse, the escapist, fantasy world of cryptids is suddenly coming to life
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 07, 2009

Interview: John Hodgman

Long before John Hodgman became universally recognized as the systems-challenged PC in Apple’s ads, he was writing fake trivia for such publications as McSweeney’s and the New York Times Magazine.  
One man's operating system
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 08, 2008

More different than alike

In 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) as part of the New Deal’s Works Projects Administration (WPA).
Searching for national identity in State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 24, 2008

The cuteness surge

Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008


Decivilization and its discontents

“Sign yourself up for the reinvigoration of civilization and, while you’re at it, n+1 .” The bar was set. Civilization was at stake.
The editors of literary magazine n+1 talk about the theme of their new issue, and why the world needs their work
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 04, 2007

Coming up Daisey

Mike Daisey has a blog. But unlike millions, Daisey also has an archive that goes back to 2001.
Invincible Summer and Monopoly! head for Cambridge
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 21, 2007

Choose your own adventure

This fall, Boston is slated to become the seventh chapter of the youth writing organization founded by Dave Eggers in 2002.
Pencils, books, and peg legs? A new writing center is coming to town, and it’s calling your inner child.  
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 15, 2007

The who behind What

Listen to a discussion with Dave Eggers, Samantha Power, and Valentino Achak Deng, recorded at Harvard's Memorial Hall on February 26, 2007
Podcast: Dave Eggers, Samantha Power, and Valentino Achak Deng discuss What Is the What
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 06, 2007

Sorrow floats

Chris Adrian is trying to figure out how to bring people back to life.
Chris Adrian reckons with human suffering in his new book The Children’s Hospital
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 02, 2007


Bankruptcy won't hurt Eggers's fundraising

Scores of independent publishing houses have faced possible shutdown in the past two months, due to the bankruptcy of the corporation that owns Publishers Group West, a major distributor in the indie book world.
Money matters
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 28, 2007

Indulge me

If Dave Eggers’s career is any indication, the best way to become a writer of importance is to convince everyone you’re a self-indulgent jerk and then pull the rug out from under them.
How the writer of a generation stopped speaking for himself
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 14, 2007

Uses of Heidi Julavits

Someone recently told Heidi Julavits that she’ll be remembered most for a Believer essay that appeared in the magazine’s March 2003 debut issue.
Founding editor of the Believer on reading, writing, and response
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  February 14, 2007

Dreams do come true

Longfellow Books confirmed Tuesday that Dave Eggers will deliver a reading at SPACE Gallery on Sunday, February 25.
Coming attractions
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 24, 2007

The uses of Heidi Julavits

Someone recently told Heidi Julavits that she’ll be remembered most for a Believer essay that appeared in the magazine’s March 2003 debut issue.
Founding editor of the Believer on reading, writing, and response
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  November 15, 2006


Hunting the wild Klosterman

He is Charles John “Chuck” Klosterman: pop-culture critic, four-time author, celebrity profiler, Esquire columnist, ESPN Page 2 sportswriter, former Spin senior editor, unrepentant Billy Joel fan. And he makes girls spit. Chuck Klosterman reads f
Things about the pop-culture writer that are true, things that might be true, and something that isn’t true at all
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  October 05, 2006

Campaign sparks improvements at Brown Bookstore

Nocturnal browsers have had nowhere to go on Thayer Street ever since the College Hill Bookstore, which used to stay open until midnight, closed two years ago.
City watch
By PETER IAN ASEN  |  August 30, 2006

J.T. & me

Once upon a time in Harvard Square there was a short-lived venue called the Market Theatre. The space truly altered the face of performance art in Boston by taking on avant-garde projects and obscure playwrights, and turning them loose on mainstream audi
How I fell for the second-best literary hoax of the year  
By KAY HANLEY  |  February 23, 2006