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The schlock opera of Peaches Christ Superstar

The last rubber
Peaches calls me from Berlin.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 07, 2010


Why Bookstores?

As the recession claims more and more big chain stores, independent booksellers become hot commodities
Boston is pocked by vacant storefronts. Businesses don't sell in this economy; they just disappear. But there is one exception: of all things, bookstores are selling like proverbial hotcakes.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 23, 2010


Washington Street's smallest theater reopens

Tiny drama
Last week, Suffolk University opened the Modern Theatre, the smallest in the row of theaters on Washington Street.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 10, 2010


The Book of Clouds

As books turn into data and tweets are archived for posterity, how will readers and academics cope with the detritus of a digital age?
A hundred years from now, how will literary historians deal with 21st-century authors like Tao Lin?
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 17, 2010


Rad fatty stonewall

Tipping the scale
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 03, 2010


Writers celebrate Barry Hannah, the biggest literary badass you’ve never heard of

Captain Maximus R.I.P.
Gene Kwak first came across the work of Barry Hannah while studying journalism at the University of Nebraska.  
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 02, 2010


Insane Clowns for Jesus

A librarian probes the theology of Juggaloism
My friend Jenny Benevento's Juggalo infatuation started gradually.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 25, 2010


Dinaw Mengestu's subtle take on immigrant blues

White lies
Seriousness sets Dinaw Mengestu's work apart from most novels about the immigrant experience.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 19, 2010


Thirty-three reasons you can't miss this year's Boston Books Festival

Bound for glory
The Boston Book Festival happens this Saturday, October 16, from 10 am to 9 pm at various locations in Copley Square.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 15, 2010


Shelf life

Interested in a career in books? Here's whatcha do.
Some people visit bookstores so their children can chew objects outside the home. Others, to peruse the latest magazines for free. Still others walk into a bookstore and are filled with a vague but palpable longing.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 13, 2010


The Beast with One Back

We feel dirty: The Air Sex World Championships 2010
Never in my life have I regretted not carrying a blanket more than I did last Friday at the Air Sex World Championships.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 14, 2010


Interview: David Rakoff

The author ponders the worst
Nine years ago, Wellesley College psychology professor Julie Norem wrote a book in defense of negative thinking.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 13, 2010


Lit snobs, hot librarians, and the rise of the literary tattoo

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich was sitting down for a meal at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, when she found herself under critique.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 10, 2010


Interview: Armie Hammer (''The Social Network'')

The actor talks about playing twins, digital-age chivalry, and growing up in the most interesting family that ever existed
Armie Hammer looks like a menswear catalog model.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 04, 2010


Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (''The Social Network'')

The actor on Harvard, anachronistic technology, and raging at the patriarchy
Eisenberg's performance suggests he's a genius, and a five-minute conversation does nothing to dispel that impression.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 04, 2010


Interview: Aaron Sorkin (''The Social Network'')

The screenwriter on hackers, Harvard, and getting even
Aaron Sorkin is one dapper guy.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 05, 2010


Musician + Author = Crap

Worst of Both Worlds
On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 29, 2010


Jesse Eisenberg makes his mark

Wise guy
Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network glitters with exquisite rage.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 04, 2010


Indie rules

Small-press fiction that sings
Small-press fiction that sings
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 28, 2010


Friends with benefits

When you can't dress, eat, or go to the bathroom on your own, privacy takes a back seat to trust
Dorm life is super weird. Alex Freeman doesn't mind.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 24, 2010


Man about Town: Chuck Hogan

Chuck Hogan’s Boston novel turned into this fall’s biggest heist movie — maybe now people will start recognizing him
One day back in 2009, Chuck Hogan snuck onto the set of the movie adaptation of his own novel. He was not recognized, once, by anyone at all.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 15, 2010

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