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Three authors take on the city’s literary culture
Boston, the birthplace of American literature, boasts three MFA programs, an independent creative-writing center, and more than a dozen colleges offering creative-writing classes.
George Saunders: satirist, humanist, and — after 20 years, four magisterial short story collections, a novella, and a book of essays — now a bestselling author.
The controversial storyteller kicks off ArtsEmerson’s “The Next Thing” festival
Last January, storyteller Mike Daisey achieved a level of celebrity rarely attained among the off-Broadway set when the public radio program This American Life aired portions of his monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs .
Who cares about the fiscal cliff when we'll have authors talking about Scientology, the space-time continuum, and Joy Division?
You already know Chis Ware's Building Stories is the achievement of the decade (thanks, New York Times!), but some other people wrote some pretty great books this year too.
Bookstore culture from the inside
Bookstores — those endangered spaces perpetually under threat from market forces and the relentless march of technology — trade on charm.
Existentialism for tots
Hey, nerdy smart kids! This October, a publisher called Bloomsbury will put out a special activity book just for you!
The last auteur of terrestrial radio
Bob Bittner, the last auteur of terrestrial radio, presides over an 11-by-11-foot room in a Cambridge storage facility near Fresh Pond Mall.
Into the Mystic
"The pejorative ghettoization of mystery writing has become pretty laughable," says Dennis Lehane. "It's just not working."
They want limited government and fixed-gear bicycles — and your best friend might be one of them
Arthur Brietman thinks of it as the "Oh no" moment.
Last summer, lefty comedian Michael Ian Black and conservative pundit Meghan McCain took a cross-country road trip together so they could write a book about it.
On writers row
Kenneth Brown stood in a remote corner of Manhattan's Javits Center floor.
Self-published novelists – the Rodney Dangerfields of the book world — are finally getting some respect. But are they better off?
It all started with Still Alice .
A Million Heavens (McSweeney's), John Brandon's surreal and humane third novel, follows a group of misfit searchers in a New Mexico desert town.
David Barker does not know exactly how many proposals he has read since he started 331/3, the esteemed series of small, somewhat flimsy, uniformly sized books about records. He doesn't know how he wants to commemorate its 10-year anniversary next spring.
Glamorous Western Mass is home to a surprising number of minor celebrities, living and dead
No matter how many Wahlburgers Mark and Co. open, Boston can sometimes feel a little devoid of A-listers. But who needs Hollyweird? Drive just a couple hours west, and suddenly you're surrounded by famous people and the ghosts of dead famous people.
In every single rock documentary on the BBC, there comes a certain moment.
Beyond Gay Night
Growing up gay on Long Island, Brian Friedberg went out dancing almost every night: at all-ages clubs, raves, dancehall nights, gay hip-hop nights, gay clubs, straight clubs, and late-night joints. But he couldn't find the party he was looking for.
Not so amazing
Not so amazing
The Art of LARP
For the uninitiated, the word "LARP" conjures burly beardos hitting each other with foam swords in the woods and corseted women in capes flouncing around hotel ballrooms, all for entirely inexplicable reasons.
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