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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

Improv Boston's Geek Week: Overthinking It, Ethan Gilsdorf & more


Improv Boston just finished their annual Geek Week, which involves five nights of geek-themed comedy, some done by Improv Boston's own cast(s) and some done...
By Maddy Myers  |  May 03, 2010
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Words around town

“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” said Joseph Heller. Let that serve as comfort.
Our fair city is chock full of people who write well and are willing to teach you their trade.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 30, 2010
Get Thee to the Geek: An abridged guide to ImprovBoston's Geek Week

Get Thee to the Geek: An abridged guide to ImprovBoston's Geek Week


Your mom might not get you, your co-workers might not get you (unless you work here at at the Phoenix), and it's a pretty safe...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  April 29, 2010
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It's hip to be icosahedral

Be they beer geeks, comic-book geeks, or music geeks, nowadays people flout their geekdom proudly, even wearing it like a badge.
In a new book, Ethan Gilsdorf  tracks his global quest to visit the holiest nerd-world sites
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009
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Bookstores fight back with instant paperbacks

Battered booksellers, especially independent ones, have so far withstood the punishing shock-and-awe offensive of Internet Age marauders like Amazon.
Just Add Author Dept.
By ETHAN GILSDORF  |  September 23, 2009


Ethan Gilsdorf (Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks) at Harvard Book Store

Ethan Gilsdorf (Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks) at Harvard Book Store


Do you own so many dice, you require a special pouch to transport them? Do you end up dropping “basilisk” and “night elf” into ordinary...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 26, 2009