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Authors strut their stuff
Literary gossip columnists, political poets, cranky lefties, and singing novelists are just some of the characters traipsing through Boston this spring to promote their new books.
Live and in person
| March 02, 2012
Musician + Author = Crap
On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
| October 01, 2010
Book bag for the dog days
Planning to be lazy and let it all go this summer? Sorry, there are too many good books to read. From Allegra Goodman's The Cookbook Collector to Richard Rhodes's The Twilight of the Bombs and Jean Valentine's Break the Glass , you'll find tomes gal
Load up your Goodman, Gordimer, Franzen, Moody, and more
| June 18, 2010
I tried hard to be born earlier, but it didn't work. As a result, I've had to contend with an irritatingly positioned cultural blind spot (roughly 1976–1986) that currently occupies all that open space once filled with childhood memories.
The Feelies pick up their legacy
| November 20, 2009
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
| September 24, 2008
A real cut-up
Robert Pollard is a Renaissance man.
An interview with Robert Pollard on the occasion of the landing of Boston Spaceships
| September 23, 2008
This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
Autumn’s authors about town
| September 10, 2008
Festival of the book
If you want to be closer to Ethan Hawke, mark your calendar to attend the second annual Maine Festival of the Book, to be held this Thursday through Saturday in Portland.
Hob-nob with literary celebs
| May 19, 2008
"I don't usually find myself thinking anything's too fucked up," says Sherman. "I write what I want to."
In short stories about messed-up teenage sex, alcholic parents, and other rebellions of the flesh, author Rachel Sherman rubs fiction readers the right way
| May 31, 2006
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