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The Myth Of The Great American Novel

The idea of a single book, Balzacian in scope, encapsulating all that this country is and stands for, and speaking to a diverse population like ours, is quaint at best, says John Winters.

2 Charged With Beating Homeless Man

Prosecutors say the Allston attack by two former college football players only stopped after a passerby shielded the man with her body.

European Retailer Primark To Open In Former Filene’s Space

The Downtown Crossing shop would be the company's first in the U.S.

DCF Workers Call For Lower Caseloads

Social workers in Boston say proposed extra funding would only mitigate the problem, not solve it.

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