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Josh Barkan, whose memoir ‘Wonder Travels’ chronicles his divorce, takes readers around the world

The author traveled to Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, and Morocco in a journey of catharsis

Mass. companies see chance to capitalize on Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce mania

Taylor Swift’s appearance at the Kansas City Chiefs game, where she cheered on tight end Travis Kelce, has captured the imagination of music fans, as well as a couple of Mass.-based companies looking to make the most of the moment.


Steve Inskeep believes in books as the ‘antidote’ to a technophilic age

The voice of NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ finds history grounding.

Hollywood writers strike is declared over after boards vote to approve contract with studios

Late-night talk shows — the first to go dark when writers walked out on May 2 — are likely the first shows that will resume.


Euro rockers Måneskin bring swagger and spectacle to TD Garden

The Italian quartet, winners of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, brought their first US arena tour to town Monday night.

Swifties are having a field day claiming Taylor Swift put Travis Kelce ‘on the map’

Did Taylor Swift just... invent sports?

A date with rare books and historical records at the Boston Public Library

On the fourth floor of the library’s Boylston Street building lives the Special Collections Department, which is home to original documents from throughout the nation’s history.

Celeste Ng, other local literary lights headline Spell-O-Rama to fight book banning efforts in Florida

The adult spelling bee raises funds for the Florida Freedom to Read Project, and you don’t have to be a writer or a speller to join.


Replacing the irreplaceable on ‘Monk’

Thoughts on what a vital contributor Bitty Schram was to the tone of the series — and what an enduring shame it is that she disappeared from “Monk” midway through its third season.

Kane Brown will return to Fenway Park next summer as part of his ‘In the Air Tour’

Brown's show on July 20, 2024 will feature special guests Jon Pardi, LOCASH, and RaeLynn. He performed at Fenway this past June, where he sang hits like “Heaven,” “Bury Me In Georgia,” and the country anthem made famous by Garth Brooks, “Friends in Low Places.”

Taylor Swift is a fan and suddenly, so is everyone else. Travis Kelce jersey sales jump nearly 400%.

Sales spiked on the same day that Taylor Swift was spotted in Kansas City, watching the Chiefs play the Chicago Bears alongside Travis Kelce’s mother, Donna.

Technology opens wide in Rachel Rossin’s immersive ‘MAW’

Show at Emerson Contemporary Media Art Gallery looks at our relationship with the digital world.


From small town Maine, Substack luminary Heather Cox Richardson discusses her new book about the rise of authoritarianism in the US

“Democracy Awakening,” a culmination of the historian's work of the past several years, includes a blueprint for “Reclaiming America.”

Video game performers vote to authorize strike

Voice actors and performers who work in the video-game industry voted to authorize a strike ahead of their contract negotiations this week.

Spain charges Shakira with tax evasion for a second time and demands more than $7 million

Spanish prosecutors have charged pop star Shakira with failing to pay $7.1 million in tax on her 2018 income, authorities said Tuesday, in Spain’s latest fiscal allegations against the Colombian singer.

Writers strike is not over yet with key votes remaining on deal

The next phase comes Tuesday, when the governing boards of the two branches of the Writers Guild of America are expected to vote on the tentative agreement reached by union negotiators with Hollywood studios.