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Ocean State Theatre Co.’s SantaLand Diaries

It takes a brave performer to take on SantaLand Diaries , since it launched the career of David Sedaris when he read a shorter version of this droll account on NPR 20 years ago.
Ah, humbug
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 21, 2012
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Fall Books Preview: Getting booked

Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
 Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 17, 2010

Play by Play: January 1, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings: January 1, 2010
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 01, 2010

Play by play: December 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, December 25, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 25, 2009

Play by play: December 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of December 18
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009


Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Both new and old classics

The Gamm certainly has come a long way in the quarter-century leading up to this its 25th anniversary season. The evolution of its name alone is quite a trip.
Life on the boards
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009
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The Maine Festival of the Book relocates to USM

Now in its third year, the Maine Festival of the Book is settling into a new home on the USM campus
Celebrating print
By ALEX IRVINE  |  April 01, 2009
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Interview: Christopher Monks

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

Stories. We all have them.
Sharing stories at Live Bait
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2009


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Drink up!

Santaland gets to the dark heart of Christmas
Santaland gets to the dark heart of Christmas
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 10, 2008
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Do you have any treasures in your attic?

Sure, every once in a while, someone shows up at Ken Gloss’s talks on antique books with a real treasure, like a personalized, signed copy of JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye .
Old books
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 02, 2008
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Told right

One thing is certain in publishing: your chances of survival in the industry are much better if you have a good sense of humor.
Sloane Crosley gets her cake
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 07, 2008
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Christmas cheers

Both mini-plays are stirring up non-stop giggles and guffaws at the Gamm.
Huzzahs for Gamm’s Santaland and Greetings
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 11, 2007

Incoherent

The droll, real-life satirical essays of David Sedaris have been amusing his fans for years.
The Sedarises’ silly Book of Liz
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2007


Readers' pick: Place to hear readings

The lifespan of independent bookstores is dwindling, fast.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007
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Flash!

David Sedaris, laughing gnome of NPR and bestselling humorist, may — in the course of trying to be funny — have made a few things up.
Sedaris busted for unreal humor, apathetic Oxycontin addict discovered in California!
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 20, 2007
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Seeing isn’t believing

Public radio has a number of gritty survival skills. One of these is the ability to fly under the pop-culture radar like an ambiguously cool former classmate.
Ira Glass takes This American Life to television
By SHARON STEEL  |  March 14, 2007
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Ho-ho woes

The humor of David Sedaris is infectious because it comes out so naturally, like a hacking cough that he’s worried about but is trying to make light of.
David Sedaris’s seasonal satire at the Gamm
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006

Spring break

Spring rules
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006