Boston By Foot has created a walking tour inspired by the question, “What makes Boston, Boston?” On this tour we'll discuss how Boston’s identity as a city has evolved over time and how our sense of self has been created and shaped by events, political movements, and of course, by the many people who have called the city home.Find out more »
The State Library of Massachusetts is pleased to host TED REINSTEIN, author of Wicked Pissed. From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. REINSTEIN, a native New Englander and writer, perhaps best known for his award-winning reporting for WCVB’s Chronicle, offers us fascinating stories, some known, others not so much, from the history of New England in this fun, accessible book. Bringing to life…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.