Author Ta-Nehisi Coates headlines a sold-out public discussion Friday that explores the idea of a post-racial America. The discussion kicks off the...
What’s for dinner? That’s the question the four Pollan family women kept finding themselves asking one another. The Pollan Family Table, written by...
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, released last year to wide acclaim, is Mr. Hobbs’s memorial to his Yale roommate Robert Peace's life,...
Erik Larson’s advice to those who want to write? “Work as a cop on the side,” he told the Gazette in a recent interview. “Immersing yourself in life...
Stephen Kurkjian’s new book has the characters, intrigue and pace of a mystery novel. All it lacks is the culprit. That’s because his subject matter...
When Rick Mast decided to start a chocolate company with his brother Michael, the two set a date to show up at work two months later, promptly at 8 a...
With a PhD in ecology and a jaunty writing style, Carl Safina isn’t so much a science writer as he is a writer who is a scientist.
Mary Norris is concerned about the future of the apostrophe. “The apostrophe is most vulnerable to the march of progress,” said Ms. Norris, a query...
Bob Ryan calls it how he sees it. Hold the sugar. Give an audience the truth and nothing but the truth, plain and simple. At the end of the day, the...
Ginny Gilder is a self-described challenge seeker. As a young woman, she set her sights on a goal that most told her was impossible — to become an...
New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow was a 20-year-old college student when he had an epiphany that freed him to let go of his past and fully...
After a year away, Billy Collins returned to the Featherstone Center for the Arts on Tuesday evening to a hero’s welcome.

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Arts Briefs

Lara O’Brien will host a writing workshop for teenagers at the Noepe Center for the Literary Arts beginning Sunday, Nov. 29.

Holly Bellebuono’s Women Healers of the World has been awarded the 16th Annual Thomas DeBaggio Book of the Year Award by The International Herb...

American Romantic by Ward Just was named a Must-Read Book in the fiction category of the 2015 Massachusetts Book Awards.

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