Porter Square Books welcomes TOM NEALON for a discussion of Food Fights and Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste. In this eclectic book of food history, NEALON takes on such overlooked themes as carp and the Crusades, brown sauce and Byron, and chillies and cannibalism, and suggests that hunger and taste are the twin […]Find out more »
One work of art—a Chaim Soutine painting—will connect the lives and fates of two different women. Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome writer ELLEN UMANSKY and A Fortunate Age and My Salinger Year author JOANNA RAKOFF for a discussion of Umansky's debut novel, The Fortunate Ones. It is 1939 in Vienna, and as the specter of war darkens Europe, […]Find out more »
Odyssey Opera of Boston presents Wilde Opera Nights - A series of three operatic masterpieces inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. Performances conducted by Gil Rose. March 17 & 18 The Importance of Being Earnest Fully Staged Opera by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Virginia Wimberly Theatre Boston Center for the Arts 527 Tremont Street 7:30pm April 14, 2017 […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.