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Live by Night: Dennis Lehane on Ben Affleck, Nativism, and Donald Trump

Dennis Lehane is pretty picky when it comes to letting Hollywood turn his books into movies, but when Ben Affleck’s involved, he knows his work […]

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Author Margot Lee Shetterly Says Hidden Figures Is Donald Trump’s History Too

The untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and the other African American women who helped NASA win the Space Race is finally coming to […]

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BPL Reveals Most-Borrowed Books of 2016

It seems Bostonians’ taste in books has not changed a whole lot since 2015. The Boston Public Library has revealed which books made its Top 10 […]

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Marc Brown Is Teaming Up with R.L. Stine for a New Book

Marc Brown has a spooky new project in the works. The Arthur creator is teaming up with Goosebumps scribe RL Stine to write a new […]

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Julian Edelman to Read His New Children’s Book at Christmas Charity Event in Boston

Julian Edelman is spreading the holiday cheer this week with a public reading of his new children’s book at a Christmas charity event in Boston. […]

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These Vintage Photos of the Athenaeum Will Make You Want to Study for No Reason

Enter through the red leather doors of the Boston Athenaeum, and it’s like taking a step back in time. Peek at a few vintage photos […]

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A Dr. Seuss Museum Will Open in Springfield Next Year

In less than a year, you’ll be able to visit the first-ever Dr. Seuss Museum. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss is set to open in […]

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Jenny Slate Is Giving Out Hugs at the Brookline Booksmith Tonight

If you need a hug after such a contentious election season, Jenny Slate has got you covered. The Milton native and her father Ron will […]

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Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday, Sylvia Plath!

On October 28, 1932, Sylvia Plath was born in Boston. The influential poet spent her formative years in and around Boston before leaving for Smith […]

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American Repertory Theater to Host Discussion with Bryan Cranston

Walter White is coming to Harvard Square. Former Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will be in Cambridge next week for an in-depth discussion hosted by […]

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Photos from the 2016 Boston Book Festival

The Boston Book Festival was held for its eighth year on a beautiful fall Saturday this past weekend in Copley Square. Attendees read, listened, debated, and learned from […]

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Checking in with Colson Whitehead at the Boston Book Festival

As a child, Colson Whitehead believed that the Underground Railroad was a real “subway beneath the earth.” In his new novel, The Underground Railroad, he […]

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Lindy West, Luvvie Ajayi, and Moira Weigel Are ‘Super Women’ at the Boston Book Festival

On Saturday, Bostonians were treated to a vibrant discussion of modern feminism, as Lindy West, Luvvie Ajayi, and Moira Weigel took the stage for a […]

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Emma Donoghue, Tom Perrotta, and Maria Semple Kick Off the 2016 Boston Book Festival

The 2016 Boston Book Festival officially began Friday night with a kickoff session covering the range of experiences its panel of authors had taking their books […]

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Sarah Glidden Discusses Rolling Blackouts, Comics Journalism

The question of what role the media plays in the 21st century is under constant examination. Is it ever possible to create truly objective journalism? […]