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‘Perfect Tunes’ is A Bit Off Key

Though the narrative is heady and sometimes ill-structured, Gould’s blunt, conversational style and her narrator’s clear observations, unburdened by sentiment, carry the book forward with entertaining rapport.


‘The Prettiest Star’ is Quietly, Beautifully Heartbreaking

Brian’s decision to return home to Chester, Ohio — after living in New York City for six years and contracting AIDS in the middle of the crisis that gripped the 1980s — is at once an understandable and perplexing one.


‘Oona Out of Order’ Tries to Make Sense of Life

“Oona Out of Order” is equal parts a light-hearted romp through the last 40 years and a thoughtful look at what makes life worth living. Sure, it relies pretty heavily on bizarre, unexplainable phenomena, but as older Oona might say, “It be like that sometimes.”


'Character: The History of a Cultural Obsession' Brings Concepts to Life

Our cultural infatuation with — and repetition of — the term “character” will become infinitely more noticeable after reading Marjorie Garber’s “Character: The History of a Cultural Obsession.”


Science Book Talk

Paul Steinhardt, Albert Einstein Professor in Science and Theoretical Physicist from Princeton University, speaks about his book, "The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter," in the Science Center Thursday evening.


Policing Event HLS

Alex Vitale, the coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College, addresses issues with policing in the United States at a Harvard Law School event Thursday.


Origins of Language Book Talk

Daniel L. Everett, author of the new book "How Language Began: The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention," speaks about linguistics on Wednesday evening in the Science Center.


Linguist Daniel L. Everett Discusses Origins of Language at Science Book Talk

Daniel L. Everett, a linguist, introduced his newest book and discussed the origins of language with a crowd of more than 200 Wednesday.


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