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PODCAST: John Hodgman at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

PODCAST: John Hodgman at the Coolidge Corner Theatre


  Last week, the inimitable John Hodgman (above, backstage) appeared at the Coolidge Corner Theatre to talk about his new book. (You can read my...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  November 23, 2011
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Interview: John Hodgman is pleased to serve

Brookline native, Apple pitchman, podcast host, and Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman has made a career out of hilarious pedantry.
You're welcome
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 11, 2011
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10 authors — and a couple of artists — make the rounds this fall

Joan Didion, Umberto Eco, Colin Meloy, Touré, the Boston Book Festival — just trucking out to all these "shows" could keep a person from ever actually getting around to reading a book.
Word and image
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 16, 2011

In honor of PAX East: An extended Jonathan Coulton interview


Jonathan Coulton serenades Wil Wheaton at PAX 2009So -- like the other 60,000 of you who are piling into the Hynes Convention Center this weekend...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 26, 2010

Wes Anderson, Stephen King, John Hodgman, and JSF mourn Salinger; Bret Easton Ellis rejoices


We have to hand it to the Onion for writing the ultimate J.D. Salinger tribute; this truly is the final word on the subject. And...
By Carrie Battan  |  January 29, 2010
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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


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Comic-strip author declares war on Jamba

While the Shepard Fairey–AP showdown was busy raising the public-domain bar, a new case concerning intellectual property recently cropped up on the Internet. This one pits David Rees and his defunct Get Your War On ( GYWO ) comic strip against nation
Juice justice
By LEOR GALIL  |  August 07, 2009
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Interview: Louis CK

"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 12, 2009
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The parent trap

Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2009
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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
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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


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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
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Funny business

“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 07, 2008
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Top 20 of 2006

Unsexy men, terrible lyrics, season finales, SuicideGirls, sex, MySpace, and sneakers. The stories you clicked on most in '06.
 ThePhoenix.com's 20 most popular stories of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 29, 2006
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Sweet information!

John Hodgman is a very intelligent man. He is also a very strange man. John Hodgman on the 51 States John Hodgman on the paperback release of Areas of My Expertise (YouTube)
John Hodgman holds forth on eels, mole men, and Macs
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 21, 2006