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20 Questions with David Rakoff, Literary Tattoo Edition

20 Questions with David Rakoff, Literary Tattoo Edition

I interviewed David Rakoff last week. I spoke with him shortly after I discovered my recorder had been on the fritz the first time I...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  October 13, 2010

Still crazy after all these years

Since Dorothy Parker died, in 1967, Carrie Fisher is probably the most hilarious screwed-up person alive.  
The Force is with Carrie Fisher in her one-woman show Wishful Drinking
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 15, 2008

Booked up

Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 09, 2008

No loss for words

Roget felt his life’s mission was to “bring order to the world,” via “clear communication.”
Synonymous with pretense
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  March 19, 2008

Mad lulling

Attendees of this week’s José González show on March 13 at the Paradise will be treated to an opening set from LA’s Mia Doi Todd.

Mia Doi Todd's dark folk

By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 04, 2008

Mortification of the flesh

“Global Feminisms” at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum could be one of the most important exhibits of the year.
'Global Feminisms' turns sexism inward
By GREG COOK  |  September 26, 2007


Animal husbandry

Les Murray and Ted Hughes, though they dwelled in each other’s antipodes, had plenty in common.
Ted Hughes and Les Murray
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 15, 2007

Working girls

Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
Northern State keep their raps real
By IAN SANDS  |  August 14, 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
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007

To “Brooklyn” and back

Laurel Brauns shows it’s positively de rigueur to employ a harem of guest musicians in crafting an album that’s perfectly cohesive.
Laurel Brauns travels (the East Coast) on Closed for the Season
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 11, 2007

Cringe catharsis

I think I’m addicted to the cringe catharsis.
Mortified at the Paradise
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 31, 2006


In the pines

Jose’s unapologetically no-frills style is all about the pathetically triumphant moment of restraint that stops you from drunk dialing an ex.
Jose Gonzalez at the Museum of Fine Arts, or, How I could almost hug a man
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 29, 2006

Weekly forecast: January 26, 2006

Taurus and Scorpio are making big decisions, Leo and Aquarius are being forced into big decisions, and the waning dark of the moon and new moon are making everyone else feel like giving in and going home.
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 25, 2006