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September 20, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 20, 2019 | 12:00 am
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality […]

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6:00 pm

Jake Brennan presents DISGRACELAND in conversation with Adam Weiner at Coolidge Corner Theatre

September 30, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 United States

Disgraceland will mix all-new, untold stories with expanded tales from the first two seasons of the Disgraceland podcast. Using figures we already recognize, this collection shines a light into the dark corners of fame revealing the fine line that separates heroes and villains, as well as the danger Americans seek out in their news cycles, […]

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7:00 pm

Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Natalia Ginzburg’s Family Lexicon at Harvard Book Store

September 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses Natalia Ginzburg's masterpiece of autofiction, Family Lexicon, translated by Jenny McPhee. About Family Lexicon An Italian family, sizable, with its routines and rituals, crazes, pet phrases, and stories, doubtful, comical, indispensable, comes to life in the pages of Natalia Ginzburg’s Family Lexicon. Giuseppe Levi, the […]

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Leslie Jamison presents MAKE IT SCREAM, MAKE IT BURN: ESSAYS in conversation with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

September 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm

With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which she has become known, Leslie Jamison offers us fourteen new essays that are by turns ecstatic, searching, staggering, and wise. In its kaleidoscopic sweep, Make It Scream, Make It Burn creates a profound exploration of the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of […]

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Lauren Shippen presents THE INFINITE NOISE with WROB Program Director Alexander Danner at Porter Square Books

September 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Author and podcaster Lauren Shippen appears in conversation with local writer and sound designer Alexander Danner to discuss Shippen's new book, The Infinite Noise: a stunning, original debut novel based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions. Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb […]

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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.