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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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October 1, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 15, 2019 | 12:00 am

#Read4Refugees is an annual, worldwide read-in to support refugees. By staying in to read a book on a night of their choice between October 1st and 15th and donating what they would have spent on a night out, readers around the world will help bring critical resources to vulnerable refugees in Africa and around the […]

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8:00 am

The Great Falls Word Festival at Western, MA

October 11, 2019 | 8:00 am - October 14, 2019 | 5:00 pm

The Great Falls Word Festival 10 Year Celebration Friday Oct 11th to Monday Oct 14th Will be 4 days of Words Of joy Of rebellion Of remembering Of healing Of calling out the injustices Of Now is the time to put in your proposals More info will be on the web site soon www.greatfallswordfestival.com At […]

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LeakyCon at Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

October 11, 2019 | 8:00 am - October 13, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Celebrate ten years of LeakyCon and return back to the city that started it all! Join the biggest Harry Potter fans from around the world as we gather once again in Boston, where the very first LeakyCon was held in 2009. Enjoy hours of panels, programs, and performances created with the biggest Harry Potter fans […]

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3:00 pm

Nancy L. Rosenblum and Russell Muirhead presents A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING: THE NEW CONSPIRACISM AND ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY at Harvard Book Store

October 11, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics welcome authors and professors NANCY L. ROSENBLUM and RUSSELL MUIRHEAD for a discussion of their new co-authored book, A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy. This event is also sponsored in part by Mass Humanities. About A Lot […]

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7:00 pm

Imani Perry presents BREATHE: A LETTER TO MY SONS at Harvard Book Store

October 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author and scholar IMANI PERRY—Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University—for a discussion of her new book, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons. About Breathe Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits […]

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7:30 pm

Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series with Dorothy Derifield, Denise Bergman, and Lloyd Schwartz at Loring-Greenough House

October 11, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

Chapter and Verse is a free literary reading series sponsored by the Jamaica Pond Poets, usually on the second Friday of the month, from October through May. The events take place at the Loring Greenough House in Jamaica Plain at 7:30 PM (for map and directions, see below). The operating committee members are  Dorothy Derifield, Sandra […]

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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.