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2:00 pm

Ben Franklin: Son of Boston

January 6, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Boston By Foot, 24 School Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
$5

Celebrate and learn about the life of Benjamin Franklin by walking among the sites of his homes and haunts in Colonial Boston. In his day, Benjamin Franklin was America's greatest scientist, inventor, diplomat, humorist, statesman, and entrepreneur. Ben was born in Boston, came of age in Philadelphia, and was the darling of Paris. From his many inventions, […]

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3:00 pm

Dire Series with LAURA VAN DEN BERG, MARK SABA and MEG SMITH

January 6, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Middle East, 480 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

The Dire Literary Series is back with another powerful line up at the Middle East in Cambridge. LAURA VAN DEN BERG was raised in Florida. Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a finalist […]

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8:00 pm

Boston One Minute Play Festival

January 6, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
$20

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and Boston Playwrights Theatre present THE 7th ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Presented in two series: SERIES A: SATURDAY, JANUARY 6TH & SUNDAY, JANUARY 7TH SERIES B: MONDAY, JANUARY 8TH & TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH ALL PERFORMANCES AT 8PM AT: Boston Playwrights Theatre 949 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215 Tickets are […]

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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.