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Is genius immortal?
No disrespect to the man who let there be electric light, but Ray Kurzweil is Thomas Alva Edison on steroids.
Tech god Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Edison. Now he's battling to stay alive — forever
| April 30, 2010
Everything is illuminated
A solemn pigeon, a rolling thunderstorm, flecks of dust: nearly everything speaks in The Invention of Everything Else , Samantha Hunt's second novel.
Samantha Hunt weaves historical fiction from Nikola Tesla's biography
| March 11, 2009
For once, a scantily clad goth woman swinging chains of neon-orange fireballs over her head isn’t doing so because I’ve pissed her off.
Taste the flames inside Boston's secret world of fire artists
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| October 08, 2008
Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
| May 30, 2007
Fortunately for Mike Daisey, Bill Gates is on the other coast and Thomas Edison and Sam Walton are dead.
The monologist opens Monopoly!
| May 03, 2007
“Try to remember the kind of September/When life was slow and oh, so mellow,” sings El Gallo at the top of The Fantasticks .
Invincible Summer ; The Fantasticks ; I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda
| April 10, 2007
Solo performer Mike Daisey has been described as a cross between Noam Chomsky and Jack Black, Spalding Gray and Robin Williams and — my favorite — “Jackie Gleason meets Franz Kafka.”
Delving deeper with Mike Daisey
| September 26, 2006
Are you kidding us?
Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| July 19, 2006
Return of the rogue
In December 2002, when Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci stepped into a car for the drive to his new home at a federal prison in Fort Dix, New Jersey, some thought that life in Rhode Island would never be the same.
Will Buddy Cianci try to make life difficult for Cicilline?
| July 12, 2006
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