As the old saying goes, better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Author Anita Diamant watched rehearsals for a local production of the Shakespeare play -- particularly popular right now -- and ruminated on similarities between the two leaders.
Until we’re all able to put aside our fear of looking directly at all forms of abuse, of knowing and naming it, we won’t transcend it, writes Tracy Strauss.
History is born and lives in the now, writes Julie Wittes Schlack, when we must once again fly “into the light of a dark black night.”
Thanks to #MeToo, we’ve settled the question of whether parading around naked in a bathrobe is an acceptable management practice, writes Tiziana Dearing. It's time we move on to other...
Women have been silenced from public speaking for millennia, writes Anita Diamant. But now, Bee and Thede have ended the reign of all-male, nighttime comedy talk-show hosts.
Munro Leaf's “The Story of Ferdinand" is brilliant, sly and humane. Its movie counterpart is all overkill, all the time.
"The Magnificat," the oldest Christmas carol, is sung by Mary, alone and pregnant, writes William Bole. The song, which speaks of sending "the rich away empty," has occasionally been banned...
The modern Christmas had sunk roots long before Scrooge strolled dyspeptically across the printed page, writes Rich Barlow.
As his self-justification makes clear, the problem for Charlie Rose, writes Barbara E. Will, is in part a problem of language.
The classics teach us not only how to think, writes Gail Pool, but also what is important in life to think about.
Am I a snob? A victim of adult-onset ADD? Just reflexively averse to zombies, wizards, magic and men in armor? None of the above, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
Sharon Brody on motherhood, potty humor and the new film reboot of Dav Pilkey's best-selling books.
One of the implicit messages in the popular podcast is that John's suicide was inevitable, writes Karen Seif. But it is possible that mental health intervention could have saved his...
Trump bids adieu to the Paris climate accord, Boston Calling performed in Allston and candidates vie for Charlie Baker's office. All that and more from Tom Keane's weekly news roundup.
'The Sixties' produced a glorious body of music that spoke to the era’s overheated idol worship, a commentary that still speaks to the Trump phenomenon, writes Tim Riley.
What emerging writers need most is not motivation but access, writes Eve Bridburg, and the NEA’s role in this effort is crucial.
The art market's opacity, write Liza Oliver and Erich Hatala Matthes, makes it a welcoming home for illegal transactions.
Verse offerings from Somerville poet Ed Meek.
Our deeply divided nation needs more humanities, not less; more art, not less; and more attempts to understand ourselves and each other, writes David Tebaldi.