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Ocean State Theatre Co.’s SantaLand Diaries

Ah, humbug
It takes a brave performer to take on SantaLand Diaries , since it launched the career of David Sedaris when he read a shorter version of this droll account on NPR 20 years ago.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 18, 2012

Fall Books Preview: Getting booked

 Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 14, 2010

Play by Play: January 1, 2010

Plays from A to Z
Boston's weekly theater listings: January 1, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 30, 2009

Play by play: December 25, 2009

Theater listings, December 25, 2009
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 23, 2009

Play by play: December 18, 2009

Theater listings, week of December 18
Boston's weekly theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 16, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 09, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 17, 2009

Both new and old classics

Life on the boards
The Gamm certainly has come a long way in the quarter-century leading up to this its 25th anniversary season. The evolution of its name alone is quite a trip.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 16, 2009

The Maine Festival of the Book relocates to USM

Celebrating print
Now in its third year, the Maine Festival of the Book is settling into a new home on the USM campus
By ALEX IRVINE  |  April 01, 2009

Interview: Christopher Monks

Ever feel you should earn points for remembering to get up in the morning?
By CLEA SIMON  |  January 15, 2009

To tell the truth

Sharing stories at Live Bait
Stories. We all have them.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2009

Drink up!

Santaland gets to the dark heart of Christmas
Santaland gets to the dark heart of Christmas
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 10, 2008

Do you have any treasures in your attic?

Old books
Sure, every once in a while, someone shows up at Ken Gloss’s talks on antique books with a real treasure, like a personalized, signed copy of JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye .
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 02, 2008

Told right

Sloane Crosley gets her cake
One thing is certain in publishing: your chances of survival in the industry are much better if you have a good sense of humor.
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 07, 2008

Christmas cheers

Huzzahs for Gamm’s Santaland and Greetings
Both mini-plays are stirring up non-stop giggles and guffaws at the Gamm.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 11, 2007


The Sedarises’ silly Book of Liz
The droll, real-life satirical essays of David Sedaris have been amusing his fans for years.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2007

Place to hear readings

The lifespan of independent bookstores is dwindling, fast.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010


Sedaris busted for unreal humor, apathetic Oxycontin addict discovered in California!
David Sedaris, laughing gnome of NPR and bestselling humorist, may — in the course of trying to be funny — have made a few things up.
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 20, 2007

Seeing isn’t believing

Ira Glass takes This American Life to television
Public radio has a number of gritty survival skills. One of these is the ability to fly under the pop-culture radar like an ambiguously cool former classmate.
By SHARON STEEL  |  March 14, 2007

Ho-ho woes

David Sedaris’s seasonal satire at the Gamm
The humor of David Sedaris is infectious because it comes out so naturally, like a hacking cough that he’s worried about but is trying to make light of.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006

Spring break

The best of what's to come in March, April & May
Spring rules
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006

Slideshow: 20 things you should do this spring

Spring brings movies, metal, maulings, and more
What you're doing for the next three months

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