The new novel from Shalom Auslander includes among its characters, Anne Frank. In Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel, she survived the Holocaust and is discovered hiding in the attic of a house in rural New York State being rented by the book's main character.
Auslander is a best-selling memoirist, short story writer, and regular contributor to the public radio program This American Life. With "Hope: A Tragedy," Auslander says he set out to write a comic novel about genocide.
Kat Koppett (co-director of improve group Mopco, Mark Fleisher (Producing Artistic Director, Adirondack Theatre Festival), Leigh Strimbeck (WAM Theatre co-founder and Artistic Advisor) tell us about the second 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project.
Jonathan Coulton's new album, Artificial Heart, is out and even though it shouldn't matter to you what Sarah LaDuke thinks of it - we're going to tell you anyway - she loves it. Here, Jonathan speaks with Sarah about his career, working with John Flansburgh, being buds with John Hodgman, and, of course, some of the songs on Artificial Heart.