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A new book shines a light on the failed bid to bring the 2024 Olympic Games to the Hub. Bill Littlefield highlights the larger messages embedded in "No Boston Olympics."
The novel by Andrew Sean Green follows aptly named protagonist Arthur Less as he travels the world in a quest to avoid his his ex-lover's wedding.
Zeeya Merali's book tackles the possibility that scientists are getting closer to creating a tiny universe in the laboratory.
On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, we talk about her books, and their place in our culture now.
Joe Berkowitz used to cringe when friends dropped a particularly painful pun — until he witnessed his first Punderdome competition.
Right now, Connelly's featured gumshoe is Renée Ballard, a tough-as-nails overnight shift detective.
Just a few months shy of 50, a mid-level author arranges a world literary tour for himself to avoid going to his ex-boyfriend's wedding.
Author Ben H. Winters' best-selling 2016 novel "Underground Airlines" is set in present day, but in an America where Abraham Lincoln never took office and slavery is legal in four states.
Just go with me here, writes Joelle Renstrom. Suspend your disbelief.
Six years ago, Jessamyn Stanley decided to give yoga another try. She'd been convinced that the exercise was not for her, but this time around was different.
We remember the African-Americans who lived in the woods of Walden before Henry David Thoreau, and who have been largely forgotten by history.
In Gayle Forman's novel "Leave Me," a heart attack prompts an overcommitted mother of twins to leave her family and start a new life.
Size isn’t the only punishing metric we routinely apply to each other and ourselves, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. It’s just the one that’s still socially acceptable.
The Roxbury native's art recalls the representational genre of the '30s and '40.
The issue: health care, and a deal Baker and employers spent months negotiating.
It was 1978, and for Lou Cove, it was a year of change and growth.
As public libraries struggle to afford operating costs, legislators are prioritizing balanced books amid tough budget negotiations.
In 1899, George and Willie Muse, the African-American children of sharecroppers, were lured from their home to become part of a sideshow. Author Beth Macy tells their story.
Journalist Amy Ettinger has traveled from coast to coast to visit stores, farms and more in search of everything ice cream. She's recorded her findings in a new book, "Sweet Spot."
National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater in the past 30 years.