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In the "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text" podcast, the hosts apply traditional religious reading practices to "Harry Potter" chapters in pursuit of larger meaning and life lessons.
In looking at her favorite books of the year, critic Annalisa Quinn found a recurring theme: freedom -- whether to live without fear, to tell your own story, or to...
"The Little House," written by the Gloucester author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton, won the Caldecott medal and became a hit in Japan. Now the popular children's book is the...
Here are my favorite books by authors with Boston-area ties. Most were released this year. Others are oldies, but goodies.
Here are our top picks for the foodies and readers in your life, with local flair.
The reclamation of Afro-indigenous ontology and staking it as truth can be the beginning of an individual’s spiritual revolution.
Poet Bill Corbett, who died last Friday at the age of 75, is being remembered as an aficionado of friendships.
William Corbett, an award-winning poet with ties to Harvard and MIT, died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
New statistics showing a steep and sudden reversal in gender parity at the Boston Review, a New England literary institution, are raising questions about the status of women at the...
"A Room on the Garden Side" is one of five short stories Ernest Hemingway wrote based on his experiences in World War II.
In one well-known poem, the late Hall gave us the image of Ted Williams playing in the outfield during an old timers’ game.
Inspired by a national movement started in 2017, a group of Boston writers are rallying to celebrate resistance and persistence this weekend at the Boston Public Library.
Meacham dives deeply into America’s proud and not-so-proud past, writing about the discord that has been a pretty constant presence in America throughout its existence.
The book follows the lives of the pious, attractive and ever-growing Hicks family and their New Light megachurch – a family that seems like a mashup of the Kardashians and...
Poetry editors Timothy Donnelly, Barbara Fischer and Stefania Heim said on Twitter last week they're "dismayed" and are stepping down July 1.
King has a long history of supporting literacy and liberal causes and was remembered Tuesday for a special act of courage and solidarity.
The former home of the acclaimed American poet was opened as a museum in 2002. Bennington College acquired the house from the nonprofit Friends of Robert Frost last year.
"My Ex-Life” begins with a mid-life crisis and grows into a tale of a defining summer for two old friends and a girl on the dangerous cusp of womanhood.
The highly-regarded author has been accused by a writer of forcibly kissing her while she was a graduate student. Other writers accuse him of verbal abuse. He is currently a...
On Friday and Saturday, the North Shore town will be bustling with big name authors like Ann Hood, Tom Perrotta and Stephen McCauley.