John Gonzalez

NKOTB 4-EVA!

The New Kids on the Block were cuter than all the boys in my school, and their names graced the cover of every one of my school binders. That’s how I knew which subject the binder was for…Danny for English,…

The Gonz Show: John Cena

I went to pro wrestling school a few years back. I was going to call myself Gonzilla. But they wanted me to take six weeks of classes before they’d hit me with a chair. Who has that kind of time?…

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 Gonz Show: Sean Casey

Former big leaguer Phil Nevin once said you get so close to people when you talk, they think you’re going to lick their face. I’m just warning you, I charge $250 an hour.That’s not a bad rate! [sidebar] You have…

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…