“He was gone before his time … People didn’t really get to experience his full potential like we did … He was right on the cusp of doing some even bigger stuff musically [that] could have been commercially successful.” Continue reading
I interviewed Kool Gee the day after he rocked Wally’s. At his request, we met at the place where the TDS Mob story begins—the stoop of the old Tower Records on the corner of Newbury Street and Mass Ave. From there, he took me back to 1989, when TDS ran the calendar with a year of rap perfection. Continue reading
I watched Harry run off and looked around at the chaos. One lane of traffic on Boylston had been cleared of volunteers and runners; emergency vehicles flew by, running over discarded green Gatorade cups. “We need more wheelchairs,” a medical volunteer to my left said … Continue reading
Last year David David Katzman released his second novel, the psychedelic fairytale A Greater Monster, and he did so with a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Part of the reward system for funding A Greater Monster was that Katzman would write each contributor a stream of consciousness letter inspired by that person’s name or a story suggestion from them. Katzman has now taken the best 65 of these letters and packaged them together along with some weird and whimsical artwork from illustrator Mike Wilgus into one gorgeous and utterly unique work he calls The Kickstarter Letters.
Professor John Corvino drives home the point—seemingly untenable to some—that homosexual and heterosexual relationships are (for better and worse, for richer or poorer, and in sickness and in health) not that different from each other. Continue reading
The story of Richard Hell the musician, actor, and writer is one of sex, junk, and punk. Continue reading