In conversation with William Rawn, award-winning critic Mark Lamster will lift the veil on Phillip Johnson’s contradictions to tell the story of this charming yet deeply flawed man. Johnson, a man of deep paradoxes: a Nazi sympathizer who built synagogues and supported Israel, a genius without originality, an opportunist and a romantic, a populist and a snob. When […]Find out more »
Nixes Mate Poetry Reading/Book Launch Nixes Mate is a navigational hazard in Boston Harbor. 42° 19' 47.9" North · 70° 56' 43.9" West They want to challenge the preconceived notions of reading on the web by using off-the-shelf technology to build a best-in-breed literary magazine. More than a magazine, it's a website. They feature small-batch artisanal literature, […]Find out more »
Abby Ellin was shocked to learn that her fiancé was leading a secret life. But as she soon discovered, double lives are everywhere. In Duped, Ellin plunges headlong into the world of double lives. Studying the art and science of lying, talking to women who’ve had their worlds upended by men who weren’t who they professed […]Find out more »
Writing Marathon at The Village Works Thursday Janurary 24, 7:00-10:30PM Everybody has writing that they've been avoiding. Slay the beast! Whether you're plugging away at a book, a business plan, lines of code, your resume, or a letter to your elected officials, writing is easier in good company. Join us for a night of not checking Instagram—and […]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.