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Kate Beaton's twisted take on the world — with more butts

I see the world in a different way after looking at a Kate Beaton strip. I think she's a genius.
Bizarre history
By KELLY LINK  |  October 14, 2011
Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

 The Boston Book Festival kicks off tomorrow night. I've made an itinerary for you, you lucky ducks.On Friday at 7:30pm, head over to the Back...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  October 13, 2011
oracle engine eyeball flame

The Oracle Engine

The lizard of the wasteland, so dazzling to the eye, so rapid to flee or to strike, may grow to its full maturity only in the most brutal of deserts, where no dew falls to drink and where the sun is unrelenting. So, some say, was Marcus Furius Medullinu
Excerpted from the short story by M.T. Anderson
By M.T. ANDERSON  |  July 22, 2011

"My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: New Fairy Tales" with Kate Bernheimer, Kelly Link, Kathryn Davis, and Maria Tatar at 2010 Boston Book Festival [podcast]

Neil Gaiman presumably could not be torn away from his young goth bride, and Joyce Carol Oates had already been hired to give the keynote....
By Carly Carioli  |  October 27, 2010

Ghost writer

Salted throughout Kelly Link’s stories, you’ll find Buffy , Bust , Doc Martens, IM-ing, Target, Google, Vicks VapoRub, a T-shirt that reads I’M SO GOTH I SHIT TINY VAMPIRES.  
The haunted world of Kelly Link
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 02, 2008

Out of this world

The worlds Rosenbaum creates feel less like a separate or “alternate” reality and more like a colorful, if complicated, extension of the one we know.
Benjamin Rosenbaum’s The Ant King
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 26, 2008


Choose your own adventure

This fall, Boston is slated to become the seventh chapter of the youth writing organization founded by Dave Eggers in 2002.
Pencils, books, and peg legs? A new writing center is coming to town, and it’s calling your inner child.  
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 15, 2007