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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...
By Katie Lannan  |  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...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  August 01, 2011
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God's country

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
By CATHERINE TUMBER  |  July 29, 2011
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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
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  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...
By Alec Ernest  |  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...
By Alec Ernest  |  February 28, 2011


Hal Ackerman at the Harvard Coop

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...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
Free stuff July 1-8

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...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  June 30, 2010
Joe Flood reads from "The Fires" at the Harvard Coop

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...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010
Daniel Simons + Christopher Chabris on "The Invisible Gorilla"

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...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010
PODCAST: Seth Grahame-Smith on "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" [MP3]

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...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  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...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  March 08, 2010
JFK, Martians, and Alternate Realities: Michael Foy and "The Kennedy Effect," tonight at the Harvard Coop

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...
By webteam  |  February 03, 2010
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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
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 03, 2009
Tonight: Red readings

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,...
By Caitlin E. Curran  |  December 09, 2008
Monday: Sarah Thyre and Jaime Clarke

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...
By Sharon Steel  |  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...
By Sharon Steel  |  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 ...
By Sharon Steel  |  October 09, 2006