Join Emmy Award–winning MSNBC news anchor CHRIS HAYES for a panel discussion on inequality in America and his latest book, A Colony in a Nation. Hayes, who also authored the New York Times bestselling book Twilight of the Elites, will be joined in conversation by Emerson College's JABARI ASIM and Suffolk University Law School's FRANK RUDY COOPER.Find out more »
Boston Public Library welcomes REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS for a reading from his two critically-acclaimed collections of poetry, Shahid Reads His Own Palm and Bastards of the Reagan Era, a discussion of the power of language, and an examination of the important intersection of art and social justice. Betts transformed himself from a sixteen-year old teen sentencedFind out more »
Get your history on for this free event. Each year from 1772 to 1775, massive gatherings of men, women and children were held at Old South Meeting House to commemorate the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, with rousing speeches by patriots John Hancock, Dr. Benjamin Church and Dr. Joseph Warren. Hear selected excerpts of theseFind out more »
Brookline Booksmith welcomes New York Times-bestselling author KATE ALCOTT for a discussion of her new book, The Hollywood Daughter. Alcott, author of The Dressmaker, The Daring Ladies of Lowell, and A Touch of Stardust, is back with a novel of self discovery and family secrets set against the backdrop of 1950s Hollywood and legendary actressFind out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.