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Baldwin Book Signing
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Baldwin Book Signing

Actor Alec R. Baldwin and author Kurt B. Andersen ‘76 sign copies of their recently released novel You Can’t Spell America Without Me at Harvard Book Store Monday evening. The parodic memoir satirizes President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office.

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‘Heather, The Totality,’ a Gripping Noir Bildungsroman

Everyone in “Heather” is governed by the same primality; everyone pulsates with the same hunger. The only remaining question is which hunger will prove stronger—and, as Weiner concludes his strange and compelling debut, the ending feels exactly as it should be. Weiner’s answer is definitive. The result is “Heather, the Totality,” in its totality: a noir bildungsroman with a statement to make about class, objectification, and what it means to grow up.

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‘Mean:’ A Memoir of Touch

The memoir examines themes of gender, race, and sexual assault in a way so accessible and raw that it challenges us to see each of the three not as distant concepts, but as tangible realities. Each story, each memory, reaches out and touches us. “Mean” is, more than anything, a memoir of touch.

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‘Uncommon Type’ Treads Familiar Ground

“Uncommon Type” is almost surreal in its total escapism. Hanks creates a world anyone would want to live in—and one that is a far cry from the real thing.

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The 9th Annual Boston Book Festival Celebrates Writers and Readers

The event celebrated reading, writing, and other less traditional forms of literature. The festival was reminiscent of an amusement park—especially for those who enjoy reading and writing—enlivening Copley Square in a welcoming, warm, and exciting way.

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‘We Were Eight Years in Power’: A Candid, Pragmatic Retrospective

​Brutally honest and often harrowing, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book “We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy” speaks to the division gripping our nation today. A collection of eight articles, one written each year of the Obama administration, the book pairs the excitement and optimism of the period in which it was written with the harsher reality of the last few months.

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Crimson and (A Study in) Scarlet: Sherlock Holmes Turns 125

Happy birthday, Sherlock Holmes. A lot has changed in 125 years, but we still need the detective work you represent.

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Najya Williams

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Rupi Kaur discusses the controversy surrounding her writing.

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‘The Burning Girl:’ A Fresh Adaptation of a Bildungsroman

In this coming-of-age novel, Messud strikes the perfect balance between discussing the gracelessness of middle school and keeping the narrative from perpetual awkwardness.