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11:00 am

Up Close Tour: Two Presidents and a Ghost at the Boston Athenaeum

July 31, 2019 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States

Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context. Join Boston Athenæum Docent Maureen Marcucci as she leads a discussion around portraits and lives of Samuel Eliot, Thomas Handasyd Perkins, and Reverend Thaddeus Mason Harris, and their roles as leaders who have impacted the […]

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7:00 pm

Sharon Marcus presents The Drama of Celebrity

July 31, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author and editor SHARON MARCUS—Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University—for a discussion of her latest book, The Drama of Celebrity. She will be joined in conversation by JOSEPH REZEK, Director of Graduate Studies in English at Boston University. About The Drama of Celebrity Why do so many […]

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Daphne Kalotay presents BLUE HOURS at Newtonville Books

July 31, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road
Newton Center, MA 02459 United States

Daphne Kalotay celebrates her new novel, BLUE HOURS, with a brief, lively reading and Q&A.

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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.