John Gonzalez

NKOTB 4-EVA!

A decade and a half after they rocked stages with their high-pitched bubblegum pop, the New Kids on the Block are back. So, too, are the band’s shrieking fans, besotted as ever—but this time, with memories of their days before diapers and minivans.

The Gonz Show: John Cena

The wrestling star (and recently hired Gillette hawker) may talk tough, but he won’t get rough with John Gonzalez.

The Gonz Show: Donna Summer

Why the layoff? Boston missed you. I was raising my kids, writing books, writing musicals. I’ve always been touring, but I had no desire to record a full album. I just wanted to do some other things with my life….

The Tyranny of the Meek

April was a grim month in Boston. The FBI began investigating allegations of fraud within the fire department. The number of homicides for the year rose to 20, including a victim who was shot and killed while playing basketball in…

The Gonz Show: Eugene Mirman

The Mirman File-Grew up in Lexington and attended Lexington High School; now lives in Brooklyn-Appears regularly as Eugene in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords-Performs on 5/9 at the AltCom festival at the Somerville Theatre You were born in Russia, which…

The Gonz Show: Amy Poehler

She’s come a long way from her first gigs at BC. But after this interview, the comedian can’t get far enough away from John Gonzalez. Did SNL pay you during the writers’ strike? No. We get paid per episode, as…

The Gonz Show: Joan Baez

The folk legend returns to her former Cambridge stomping grounds, and makes John Gonzalez wistful for the good ol’ (combative) days. You’ve played Club 47 in Cambridge many times in your career. It’s called Passim now, but are you excited…

Ben Mezrich: Based on a True Story

Ben Mezrich digs up real-life tales that are almost too incredible to believe, then turns them into bestselling books—and that has transformed the one-time Harvard geek into the bigshot writer he always wanted to be. Now, with the movie version…

The Gonz Show: Amy Sutherland

The BU prof became famous for using animal-training techniques on her husband. But can she tame John Gonzalez? The Sutherland File » Adjunct journalism professor at Boston University » Penned a New York Times column about training her husband, which…

The Gonz Show: Matt Taibbi

As New Hampshire kicks off primary season, the rising political scribe tells John Gonzalez which candidate to fear the most. Did growing up here help develop your love of the absurdity in politics? Between the Kennedys, Dukakis, Kerry, and Romney,…