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Free Shakespeare on the Common: Romeo and Juliet

July 19, 2017 | 8:00 pm - August 6, 2017 | 10:30 pm

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare On the Common takes up residence once again with Shakespeare’s drama, Romeo and Juliet proving that the power of love triumphs over divisions and differences. The Capulet and Montague families have been engaged in a multi-generational feud, causing much distress and havoc in the city […]

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TOM PERROTTA reads at Brookline Booksmith

August 1, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Brookline Booksmith is pleased to welcome author TOM PERROTTA (Election, Little Children, The Leftovers) as he reads from his newest novel, Mrs. Fletcher. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next.  A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when […]

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Blast off with children/teen Sci-fi author KATIE SLIVENSKY

August 1, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Porter Square Books welcomes children/teen author KATIE SLIVENSKY with her first book: The Countdown Conspiracy.  The Martian meets The Goonies in this out-of-this-world middle grade debut where the stakes couldn't be higher. Miranda Regent can't believe she was just chosen as one of six kids from around the world to train for the first ever mission to Mars. But […]

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HILDA WERSCHKUL’s Reflections on Masterpieces

August 1, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store hosts School of Visual Arts professor HILDA WERSCHKUL for a discussion of her book, Experiences of Art: Reflections on Masterpieces. Experiences of Art: Reflections on Masterpieces is a book that explores themes in the history of art through the insights of students.  The book engages themes such as the origins of creativity in prehistoric art, […]

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.