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PODCAST: William Gibson on celebrity, technology and top-secret jeans [MP3]
Author William Gibson has been called the father of cyberpunk and coined the term "cyberspace" back when Internet was little more than a twinkle in...
| August 04, 2011
The Shark Week in Geek, August 1-7: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
It's finally here. People count down to this for months. As soon as the weather starts to change, it's fresh in everyone's minds -- the...
| August 01, 2011
We live in Massachusetts, with troubles of our own. So why should we care about What's the Matter with Kansas? , the title of Thomas Frank's new book?
Thomas Frank goes to the heartland
| July 29, 2011
Gilbert Gottfried reflects
Gilbert Gottfried's speaking voice is nothing like the outsized, grating scream with which he says things like, "The only way Hugh Hefner can get stiff is through rigor mortis."
Talk dirty to me
| April 29, 2011
The Week in Geek April 4-11: Laugh while you can, monkey boy
And now, for some nerd-inspired slam poetry:This is for the nerds who want to get involved with humanoid robots but never had a chance to...
| April 04, 2011
The Week in Geek 2.28.11 - 3.7.11: Bees, Beer, Bullitts, Boffers and Mecha-Warfare
THE WEEK IN GEEK: Now with 100% more shockingly bad CGI dragons!It's time for another Week in Geek: a rundown of cool stuff to do...
| February 28, 2011
Hal Ackerman at the Harvard Coop
In his latest book, Stein, Stoned, UCLA professor Hal Ackerman enters the world of fiction with a Big Lebowski-inspired tale of a '60s countercultural hero...
| July 21, 2010
Free stuff July 1-8
Sierra HullBeing broke doesn't have to be boring. Check out these events, all free of charge: CHARLES OGLETREE | The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest...
| June 30, 2010
Joe Flood reads from "The Fires" at the Harvard Coop
Do human beings place too much stock in computers? Should we take steps to reverse our dependence on them? Author Joe Flood thinks so. And...
| June 16, 2010
Daniel Simons + Christopher Chabris on "The Invisible Gorilla"
If you were told to focus on a simple task - counting the number of passes made by three persons in white T-shirts playing basketball...
| May 12, 2010
PODCAST: Seth Grahame-Smith on "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" [MP3]
Seth Grahame-Smith speaks at the Brattle Theatre Ever wonder why Honest Abe always wore that tall stovepipe hat? All the better to conceal his wooden...
| March 25, 2010
Tonight: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" author brings "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" to the Brattle
Is this for real? OH YES. [Well, sorta.]If there's a Dickens of the literary classic/apocalyptic bloodbath mash-up, it's Seth Grahame-Smith.In 2009's Pride and Prejudice and...
Michael C. Walsh
| March 08, 2010
JFK, Martians, and Alternate Realities: Michael Foy and "The Kennedy Effect," tonight at the Harvard Coop
"And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; but what you can do to co-opt with interstellar agents in...
| February 03, 2010
Interview: T. C. Boyle
Among his many fictionalizations of the American past, novelist T.C. Boyle has remade such real-life characters as the inventor of cornflakes, John Harvey Kellogg ( The Road to Wellville , 1993), and sexual behaviorist Alfred Kinsey ( The Inner Circle
On The Women and Frank Lloyd Wright
| February 03, 2009
Tonight: Red readings
Tonight: Amy Goldwasser and a few of the Red contributors come to the Harvard Coop at 7 pm. I want to write something for Red,...
Caitlin E. Curran
| December 09, 2008
Monday: Sarah Thyre and Jaime Clarke
Mrs. Andy Richter, a/k/a actress and writer SARAH THYRE, was dubbed the “family liar” by her father...
| March 26, 2007
We Suck Young Blood: Elizabeth Kostova & Augusten Burroughs
Right. First things first, here's your readings option for tomorrow: Mrs. Dracula ELIZABETH KOSTOV...
| October 18, 2006
Family Matters: Lise Haines at the Coop tomorrow
The unspoken rule of “chicks before dicks” doesn’t seem to mean very much to Mattie and Jane, the ...
| October 09, 2006
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