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Last writes: Brustein explains Shakespeare’s will
It's one of the intriguing whydunnits of literary history: what possessed Shakespeare to leave his wife, Anne Hathaway, no more than his "second-best bed"?
| February 22, 2013
People gather to read a book about people who gather to read a book
Now in its eighth year, Reading Across Rhode Island is a three-month project of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library. Its goal is to encourage readers across the state to read the same book and to engage in lively discussions
‘One Book. One State. Literally’
| April 02, 2010
The worst word
Then it happens: you look up at the TV screen and see Bono, the lead singer of U2, step up to the podium to accept a statuette for recording the Best Alternative Music album. "We shall continue to abuse our position," he says, "and fuck up the mainstrea
How F**K became our top taboo term -- and why we need it to stay that way
| April 03, 2009
Interview: The Damned's Captain Sensible
"School teachers and lawyers come along to see the Damned. . .and they want to see really bad behavior."
The Damned carry on
| December 29, 2008
Review: Angil & Hiddentracks - Oulipo Saliva
| December 09, 2008
A child of Hitler
This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)
| January 30, 2008
Figaro and Count Almaviva are holed up in a sacked mansion opposite the Bastille.
Figaro at the ART; The English Channel at Suffolk
| September 12, 2007
Bard in the bar
Will Shakespeare is holed up in the Mermaid Tavern, where he’s writing sonnets rather than plays because it’s 1593 and the London theaters are shut against the raging plague.
Shakespeare navigates Brustein’s English Channel
| August 29, 2007
Crossword: 'You're not hired'
| September 27, 2006
You can tell a lot by a man’s record collection, and even more by his DJ set. And if not? Well, you still got to hear the new Burma record The Obliterati at the Enormous Room.
Brazilian funk, Missy Elliott, and other things you wouldn’t expect to find in Mission of Burma’s record crates
| May 24, 2006
On a Clear Day
On a Clear Day is the latest inspirational tale from England about working-class stiffs searching for a little self-respect in a world that couldn’t care less (see also: The Full Monty , Billy Elliot ).
Middle-aged bloke seeks to swim English Channel, inspire audiences
| April 11, 2006
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