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BOOKS

Black feminism meets physics in Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s ‘The Disordered Cosmos’

Writing the book was a way for the University of New Hampshire professor to make sense of all her interests.

Virtual author readings Mar. 7-13

All events take place online; visit the venue website for more information.

Local bestsellers for the week ending February 28

Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

COMMENTARY

A library encounter with Seuss’s ‘If I Ran the Zoo’

I remember what I read and saw in the now discontinued book, and what I did — and wished I'd done then.

WORKING ON IT

Are you doing too much? Let the Dutch introduce you to the art of ‘niksen’

Nothing is good. These books about "niksen" – the art of doing nothing – help you get there.

Movies

She answered J.D. Salinger’s fan mail, and now her memoir is a movie

Cambridge author Joanna Rakoff talks about seeing "My Salinger Year" adapted for the big screen.

Ty Burr

The Seuss controversy isn’t ‘cancel culture.’ It’s about recognizing changing attitudes

No, they’re not canceling Dr. Seuss. But a lot of people want you to think so. It’s worth thinking about why that is.

COMFORT ZONE

Boston poet laureate Porsha Olayiwola is at HOME on the open mic

The theme interested the Chicago transplant long before the pandemic.