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1:00 pm

WGBH Great American Read Panel on Science in Literature

August 1, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St
Boston, 02116 United States

What happens when you bring the lab into the library? At the intersection of books and brains, the next installment of The Great American Read: Beyond the Booksunpacks the relationship between science and storytelling. Science-fiction books are full of a multitude of real and imagined scientific principles, applied in novel and exciting ways—but how much of […]

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7:00 pm

90s Bitch: ALLISON YARROW in conversation with STEVE ALMOND

August 1, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Bookstore welcomes ALLISON YARROW, author of 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality. 90s Bitch tells the real story of women and girls in the 1990s, exploring how they were maligned by the media, vilified by popular culture, and objectified in the marketplace. Trailblazing women like Hillary Clinton, Anita Hill, and […]

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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.