Erin Entrada Kelly writes novels for middle grade readers. Her third book, "Hello, Universe" won the 2018 Newbery Medal. She is the Kids' Keynote speaker at this year's Boston Book...
“I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why,” the male character says. Listening to the song in Trump-era America, writes Jim Borghesani, I felt that I knew why.
Morrison’s various depictions of death had occupied my thoughts even before the news of her departure, writes Jabari Asim.
Songs like Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" and Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" acknowledge that love can be messy, ugly and painful. And naming the pain can feel like liberation, writes Joanna...
Reading Mad magazine shaped my worldview, writes Jim Sullivan. It taught me about irreverence and satire.
It's hard to banter about climate change and impeachment. But TV shows give us something to talk about, writes Anita Diamant.
Elizabeth Warren's proposed wealth tax, which would include art, is a bad idea, writes Anthony Amore.
A decade ago, a visual disorder made it impossible for poet and essayist, Will Dowd, to read. He went in search of a new voice to join him in the...
The foreignness of Paris rebuffed me but the cathedral gave me pockets of quiet comfort, writes Sarah Ruth Bates.
We grieve not only for the building but for the ideas it has represented throughout the ages, writes Mark Edington.
If there’s one thing that’s long been clear about “Game of Thrones,” it’s that operating honestly -- assuming that people will appreciate you for doing the right thing -- is...
For the next six weeks, I’ll be watching “Game of Thrones” with an eye toward the power plays, the alliances and the imperfect allegories, writes Joanna Weiss.
April is National Poetry Month. Poet Ed Meek is inspired by the skies of the Outer Cape and the streets of Davis Square.
When my dad knew Arthur M. Sackler, he was a fellow Brooklyn boy made good, writes Janna Malamud Smith. Of course, now Arthur’s legacy is more complicated.
How do we reconcile the beloved King of Pop, one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with the brutality of the sexual allegations in the HBO documentary, asks Doreen...
The videos of Latinos harassed or threatened for talking in Spanish unmask an ugly truth about everyday life for minorities, writes Roberto Rey Agudo.
Shakespeare's "Othello" makes it clear that women have been vulnerable to sexual slander and revenge for centuries, writes Leigh Gilmore.
“The Ferryman” and “Girl from the North Country” connect us to something universal. Hopefully, writes Ed Siegel, Boston will rise to the challenge and produce these two great plays here.
At the end of the movie I remember my grim-faced grandmother saying, “Well, that isn’t what I expected.” Nor did anyone else in America, writes Ed Siegel.
Since Nov. 8, 2016 I have gained 10 pounds, writes Deborah J. Bennett. Friends have confessed to seeking solace in vodka tonics, hot yoga, Ativan and art.