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The Book of Clouds

A hundred years from now, how will literary historians deal with 21st-century authors like Tao Lin?
As books turn into data and tweets are archived for posterity, how will readers and academics cope with the detritus of a digital age?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 12, 2010
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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
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010
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Fall Books Preview: Getting booked

Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
 Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 17, 2010

High-octane coverage

Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 04, 2010
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Small wonders

The books — a quartet of them, each five-by-five, smaller than a CD case — feel like treasures, handsome little volumes, a different gem of a story in each.
Quirks of Literature Dept.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  February 05, 2010
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Interview: Kathy Griffin

"I think Ryan Seacrest and Oprah will finally be together, and it will be like one of those great '70s cover-up movies and I'm playing the body."
D Girl
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 12, 2009


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Furious foodies

Top Chef at midseason
Top Chef at midseason
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 16, 2008
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Springtime for Darwin

There are two stories, and two stories only.
The wars of evolution are louder than ever. What Ben Stein, Bad Religion, and a physics professor from Quincy can tell you about where you came from.
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 07, 2008
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Then She Found Me

Helen Hunt bites off more than she can chomp on, choosing also to star in this her first try as a film director, a clumsy, overplotted rendition of Elinor Lipman’s 1990 novel.
Overplotted pregnancy flick
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 30, 2008

Striking out

Dan Shaughnessy haters need to grow some balls and quit whining about how “mean” he is.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 6, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 02, 2007
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Salman speaks

This article originally appeared in the May 6, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Rushdie's new novel, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, is a work of epic ambition that fuses myth with rock-and-roll reality
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 21, 2007


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Rushdie’s courage

Bombay-born Salman Rushdie, educated at Rugby and Cambridge, is now Sir Salman Rushdie.
Why Sir Salman’s knighthood matters
By EDITORIAL  |  June 20, 2007
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Uses of Heidi Julavits

Someone recently told Heidi Julavits that she’ll be remembered most for a Believer essay that appeared in the magazine’s March 2003 debut issue.
Founding editor of the Believer on reading, writing, and response
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  February 14, 2007

Politics and pleasure

Thank you for Michael Bronski’s article about Ellen Willis.
Letters to the Boston editor
By LETTERS  |  December 06, 2006
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The uses of Heidi Julavits

Someone recently told Heidi Julavits that she’ll be remembered most for a Believer essay that appeared in the magazine’s March 2003 debut issue.
Founding editor of the Believer on reading, writing, and response
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  November 15, 2006

Raise more hell and less porn

Your editorial "Fear Itself" blurs the line of censorship and community activism.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 6, 2006
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 04, 2006


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High on life

Contemporary Indian literature has been making a home in the United States for a while now thanks to Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, and Arundhati Roy, among others.
Upamanyu Chatterjee’s American debut
By JULIA HANNA  |  April 20, 2006
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Democracy and distaste

David Irving is a British historian who has spent his professional career first denying that the Holocaust took place, then saying that it had been grossly exaggerated. He is a deeply unsympathetic character.
The Phoenix Editorial: What we can learn from the case of a Nazi apologist
By EDITORIAL  |  February 22, 2006