Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>
Editors Sam Weller and Mort Castle read from Shadow Show, a new short story anthology inspired by the author's life.
You can't have sex anymore, for obvious reasons. You can't drink because people found out a while ago that it's an illness and now everyone's recovering and staying away from the devil booze as if it were death itself.
Ray Bradbury, the Pulitzer Prize-cited sci-fi scribe who penned Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, died Tuesday night at 91. And he wouldn't have wanted you to blog, Tweet, or Facebook about his death -- just like we're doing right now. Much like his contemporary Kurt Vonnegut, Bradbury wa ... More >>
Ray Bradbury, the author and sci-fi legend, died this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Bradbury, who sold over eight million copies of his books, and wrote for television, film, and theater, received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundati ... More >>
Starring character actor Jesse White, this commercial, circa 1960, treats Esskay franks as if you could smoke them. Born 1926, Stan Freberg was an American satirist, active in the 1950s through the 1980s. Something of a Renaissance Man, he was a radio personality, comedian, wrote books, voiced ani ... More >>
Today in "Traditionalists Hating Technology," local literary darling Jonathan Franzen, author of the popular novels Freedom and The Corrections, has come out in opposition of e-books. Speaking at the Hay Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, Franzen told reporters that he believes the impermanence of the ... More >>
Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960. Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday. Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>
The curious history of the vocoder
A few weeks ago, the music writer Dave Tompkins took a podium in one of NYU's many windowless annexes to promote his upcoming book, How To Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder From World War II To Hip-Hop. Behind him was a still from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms frozen on the projector screen. In ... More >>
Fringe explores the life of writers -- plus sex, nudity and poo. Here we go again!
Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 gives a warning; Godlight Theatre's production doesn't heed it
Brave new worlds from We to V: A brief history of political future shocks
A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging
An almost grown-up Tim Burton buys a pack of Spielbergian lieshook, line, and stinker
True Patriots Networking
Maybe, in Our Hemmed-In World, One Step Back Could Mean Two Steps Forward