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Book It: Three Questions with Steve Almond

Book It: Three Questions with Steve Almond


 Tomorrow night, Steve Almond visits the Brookline Booksmith to read from his new book of short stories, God Bless America. (You can read Steve's interview...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  October 18, 2011
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Interview: Chuck Klosterman Made Visible

Over the past decade, Chuck Klosterman's five books have earned a huge and devoted following — and a much smaller (though no less vocal) band of haters who feel he's biggest douchebag in the world.  
An interview with the essayist-cum-novelist
By STEVE ALMOND  |  October 14, 2011
PODCAST: “This Has Been a Disaster - Thanks For Having Us,” Night #2 [MP3]

PODCAST: “This Has Been a Disaster - Thanks For Having Us,” Night #2 [MP3]


Ben Potrykus, live at SXSW There may be no bigger gluttons for punishment than touring musicians -- and as proof, monthly storytelling series/cringefest "This Has...
By James Fitzpatrick  |  July 30, 2011
PODCAST: “This Has Been a Disaster - Thanks For Having Us” [MP3]

PODCAST: “This Has Been a Disaster - Thanks For Having Us” [MP3]


"We are alarmingly unprepared for this," emcee Ryan Walsh announced to his audience on a Sunday night last month at Toad. As if to prove...
By David Eisenberg  |  June 25, 2011
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Out: Touring tales from Toad's 'This Has Been A Disaster -- Thanks For Having Us'

"I thought you would be more æthereal in person," a French fan once told Boston dream-folk songwriter Marissa Nadler at a show in Belgium.  
Stage fright
By LIZ PELLY  |  June 03, 2011
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Words around town

“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” said Joseph Heller. Let that serve as comfort.
Our fair city is chock full of people who write well and are willing to teach you their trade.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 30, 2010


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Aesthetic genius

When I saw Marisha Pessl in the New York Times Style Section, meticulously posed on an antique chair wearing a pair of high heels and a coy smile, I cringed.
Why can’t more writers be smart enough to be beautiful, handsome, or at least cute
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 30, 2007
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Dead white females

Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007
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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
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Portrait of the artist as a dirty man

“This is so fucking tame compared to what’s coming,” says My Life in Heavy Metal author Steve Almond after reading a bit from his R-rated short stories on the stage at Great Scott last Tuesday night.
Jimmy’s letters to Nora
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  November 20, 2006
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Sex hunger

Stephen Elliott’s harrowing collection of S/M stories is billed as fiction, but in his introduction he claims “most of it” to be true: “Recently there’s been a rash of crackdowns on practitioners of consensual sadomasochism.
Stephen Elliott’s all-American education
By IAN SANDS  |  October 12, 2006


Spring break

Spring rules
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006