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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...
| October 18, 2011
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
| October 14, 2011
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...
| July 30, 2011
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...
| June 25, 2011
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.
| June 03, 2011
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.
| April 30, 2010
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
| August 30, 2007
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
| August 08, 2007
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.
| March 15, 2007
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
| November 20, 2006
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
| October 12, 2006
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
| March 09, 2006
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