Magic shenanigans are the order of the day in this new fantasy novel set in an alternative-universe Cairo
INTERVIEW: “A DISCERNING EYE” AUTHOR CAROL ORANGE
"One pitfall in the art world is to romanticize paintings and artists. I believe I resisted that."
FICTION EXCERPT: A GALLERY, A HEIST, AND A DISCERNING EYE
The lead headline jumped out: $200M Gardner Museum Art Theft 2 Men Posing as Police Tie Up Night Guards
BOSSTOWN: NEW NOVEL NAVIGATES BIG DIG ERA BOSTON
"I grew up in communes in Allston in the ’70s. There used to be this great big penny poker game at the Spanish House commune; it was in the former Spanish consulate on Commonwealth Avenue."
FICTION EXCERPT: ‘THE AUTOGRAPH OF STEVE INDUSTRY’
My grandmother is high, reading science fiction in the kitchen while a choir of drunk relatives do Johnny Most Christmas carols.
PICK YOUR BLEMISHES: AN INTERVIEW WITH OTTESSA MOSHFEGH
In a sea of perplexing novels and short stories that seek to highlight the good in bad characters, Ottessa Moshfegh‘s work rises above it all with murky water dripping from its edges, forgoing the good altogether to ...
‘POP’ GOES THE GENRE
EXCERPT: ‘POP!’ BY MARK POLANZAK
But I wrote this funny story about my dad’s death. It goes on for many more pages, being funny and super distanced from the grief.
INDEPENDENT FILM FESIVAL BOSTON REPORT: ON FOUR FICTION FILMS
A spotlight on fiction films of the IFFB
MASS FICTION: THE ASTEROID THEORY
In different ways, I lost my two best friends, but I gained something too. On that rainy, fall night, I glimpsed the way life could be, when everything breaks just right.