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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...
| 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
| October 15, 2008
Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
| 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
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| March 19, 2008
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
| 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
| September 26, 2007
Les Murray and Ted Hughes, though they dwelled in each other’s antipodes, had plenty in common.
Ted Hughes and Les Murray
| August 15, 2007
Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
Northern State keep their raps real
| 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
| 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
| April 11, 2007
I think I’m addicted to the cringe catharsis.
Mortified at the Paradise
| 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
| 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.
| January 25, 2006
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