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    Art Spiegelman - “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?”

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    May 9, 2014

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    Art Spiegelman's comics are best known for their scratch-board, illustrative style and controversial content. In his talk “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?” he takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored.

    "… comics echo the way the brain works. People think in ...More




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    ACT Lecture | Elvan Zabunyan: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Translations of Memory

    Presented by MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

    April 28, 2014

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     The starting point of Elvan Zabunyan’s talk is the work of...More

    Bill White, America's Fiscal Constitution

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 6, 2014

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    "Bill White has done something remarkable – he’s written a...More

    Poetry Reading: Susan Rich, Cloud Pharmacy

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 8, 2014

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    "Cloud Pharmacy is a book of lyric fire. In our epoch of quick...More

    Betsy Leondar-Wright, Missing Class

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 8, 2014

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    In Missing Class, the ?rst comprehensive empirical study of US...More

    Book Launch: Bret Anthony Johnston, Remember Me Like This

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 13, 2014

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    "You could say that this book is ripped from the headlines, but that...More

    David Downing, Masaryk Station

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 14, 2014

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    "Downing adroitly elucidates the morass that was post-World War II...More

    Gordon Orians, Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 15, 2014

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    "No scholar better understands the intimate linkage between...More

    Moira Young Reading

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 18, 2014

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    The gut-wrenching third book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which...More

    Julia Glass: And the Dark Sacred Night

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 19, 2014

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    "Winner of the National Book Award for her 2002 debut, Three...More

    Nigel Hamilton: The Mantle of Command

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 20, 2014

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    "This convincingly written and gripping volume is essential for...More

    Elizabeth McCracken in conversation with Paul Harding

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 21, 2014

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    "[Elizabeth McCracken] writes sentences so beautiful you’ll want...More

    Kara Swanson: Banking on the Body

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 22, 2014

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    Scientific advances and economic forces have converged to create something...More

    Anand Giridharadas: The True American

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 27, 2014

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    "Exhilarating and deeply affecting, Giridharadas’s book is not...More

    Tanya Selvaratnam, The Big Lie

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    May 29, 2014

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    "A courageous, deeply personal, and unapologetically feminist...More

    Colum McCann, TransAtlantic

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 2, 2014

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    "What distinguishes TransAtlantic from [Colum] McCann’s earlier...More

    Kate Payne, The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 2, 2014

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    You can become a confident cook--even if the drawer with the take-out menus...More

    Julie Wu, The Third Son

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 3, 2014

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    "A boy growing up in Japanese-occupied Taiwan in the 1940s will do...More

    Fred Dillen, Beauty

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 5, 2014

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    "When big business meets a small fishing town, it’s not clear who...More

    Skylar Dorset, The Girl Who Never Was

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 6, 2014

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    "Romantic, suspenseful, and witty all at once -- Alice in Wonderland...More

    Sara St. Antoine, Three Bird Summer

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 7, 2014

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    Join local author Sara St. Antoine to celebrate her debut novel for young...More

    Joanna Rakoff, My Salinger Year

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 9, 2014

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    "Here is the story of a reader becoming a writer, of a young woman...More

    Richard Hoffman, Love and Fury

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 10, 2014

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    "Sifting the connections between our fathers and ourselves is often an...More

    Alan Furst, Midnight in Europe

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 11, 2014

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    "Furst is the best in the business." — Vince...More

    Steve Early, Save Our Unions

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 12, 2014

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    "'Save Our Unions' is a plea we hear from workers seeking a...More

    Walter Willett and Malissa Wood,Thinfluence

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 17, 2014

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    Tackling a weight problem is often viewed as a personal responsibility that...More

    Valeia Luiselli, Faces in the Crowd

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 19, 2014

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    "An extraordinary new literary talent." -- The Daily...More

    Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, Yours for Eternity

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 20, 2014

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    Damien Echols and Lorri Davis met in 1996, and were married in a Buddhist...More

    Sean Michaels, Us Conductors, with Theremin Player Jon Bernhardt

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 21, 2014

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    Boston-area theremin player Jon Bernhardt plays the instrument at the heart...More

    Mac Griswold, The Manor

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 23, 2014

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    "The Manor is strong in its vivid and compassionate description of the...More

    Anthony James and Susan Mizruchi

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 24, 2014

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    Actor Anthony James and biographer Susan Mizruchi team up for a discussion...More

    Rita Zoey Chin, Let the Tornado Come

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 25, 2014

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    "Unbearably beautiful and unflinching, Rita Zoey Chin’s Let the...More

    Sue Miller, The Arsonist

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books

    June 26, 2014

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    From the best-selling author of While I Was Gone and The Senator’s...More

    Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

    Presented by Poetry Jam

    February 13, 2011 - Ongoing

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    Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson...More

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