Throughout The Astor Orphan you will laugh, you will cry, and more often than not you’ll probably want to give one or two of her family members a smack across the face. 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
The AWP Conference kicks off on Wednesday. Are you ready? Continue reading
The Beatles once said, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” That may be true if you’re tripping on acid, but writing is a solitary sport. Continue reading
“The Joy Division book is about boys chasing a dream, you know, coming from punk, not sullied by money or excess, drugs, sex, and rock ‘n roll.” Continue reading
Remember those excellent Choose Your Own Adventure Books you read when you were a kid?
You know, those books that were interactive and written in second-person and you got to determine the choices your character made and stuff? Yeah, weren’t those swell? Tell you what, in lieu of the usual Touch The Wonder column what do you say we all play a grown up version of one of those gamebooks? Just read along and when you get to the part that asks you “What do you do?” pick one of the numbered choices. Then scroll down and follow it to the next part of your story.And be careful, you are about to enter a world of dangerous celebrities, sexually deviant inanimate objects, food trucks with crap pun names; and numerous unintended grammatical errors. Wonder up kids. Continue reading
Everyone who has ever had the sneaking suspicion that Boston has a rich and unique drinking history can find out exactly how correct they are from Stephanie Schorow’s new book. Continue reading