Junot Diaz is cleared in MIT investigation

Pulitzer-winning professor Junot Diaz has been cleared to return to teach this fall, a significant development in a contentious #MeToo case that has drawn national attention.

image for Orange on Sunday june 17 arts topic.

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What is an Indian?

Tommy Orange’s explosive debut looks at what happens to a people who’ve lost control of their own story. 

Boston Public Library has a new website. From left to right, Scot Colford, online and web services manager; David Leonard, president of the Boston Public Library; and Dhruti Bhagat, web services librarian.

No longer overdue: Boston Public Library rolls out shiny new website

The new site emphasizes simplicity and ease of access — important goals for a site that received 9.8 million visits in 2017.

People walk past a billboard for the CNN television show

Fans flood social media to remember Anthony Bourdain’s wit and fearless food explorations

News of the suicide of celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain unleashed a wave of shock and despair on social media from fans around the world.

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Jon Meacham on why he’s a return visitor to Trollope, and more

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer’s latest book is “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.”

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

Bobbie’s Meadow to open at Carle museum; local groups get NEA grants

The museum will hold a celebration June 23 for the dedication of the new outdoor space.

Local bestsellers for week ending June 10

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

The gifts of growing up in a crazy family

Dr. Edward Hallowell, best known for his work on attention deficit disorder, has just published a memoir on “the WASP triad: alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness.”

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How to raise a Trump

“Born Trump’’ largely traces the Trump children through decades of privilege and familial trauma.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

Most anticipated fall books


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/fallbooks_1440x600.jpg 19 must-read books for fall

This year brings big new biographies of Gorbachev, Grant, and FDR, pointed and personal political takes from Hillary Clinton and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and fiction from Jennifer Egan, Alice McDermott, James McBride, Louise Erdrich, and others.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Fall%20arts%20home%20version%201-5253.jpg A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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Rachel Cusk’s artful, trailblazing trilogy ends on a slight off-note

“Kudos’’ is the final installment in the series of autobiographical novels.


Greater Boston author readings June 17-23

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Four Takes

Figuring out

Four books that attempt to divine the mysteries that are our fathers.

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Post-Holocaust life follows an unsurprising American trajectory

Jenna Blum’s “The Lost Family'' begins 20 years after Holocaust survivor Peter Rashkin found refuge with his cousin Sol in America.

new england literary news | Nina maclaughlin

Why beavers matter; snapshot of history through furniture; Nantucket book fest

In his snappy, bright, and informed work, Ben Goldfarb makes a strong case for why beavers are “ecological and hydrological Swiss Army knives.

Gone is the monopoly major media had in the days of Don Draper.

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The ad industry is shifting. And it’s going to rattle us all

Ken Auletta argues the $2 trillion business is the lifeblood of media and touches every part of our lives as consumers.


A mystery writer with a taste for true crime

Best-selling author Louise Penny’s most recent book in her series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is “Glass Houses.”

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Black athletes and political minefields

Howard Bryant’s new book is “The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.”


Greater Boston author readings June 10-16

A weekly calendar of literary events

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Lauren Groff’s work pushes back against old prejudices against fiction by women

Lauren Groff manages to convey universal truths through the lens of women in middle age. Yes, Virginia, wives and mothers can convey a full range of human ideation.


Literary journal retains Junot Diaz as fiction editor despite allegations of sexual misconduct

Boston Review says the allegations don’t have “the kind of severity” that spurred the #MeToo movement.

Dance for World Community Festival.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston the week of June 4-10

Pride Week peaks, Cambridge dances in the streets, and more.

Goddard College students pictured near Northwood dorm  in 1971.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Maine lobsters, Vermont hippies, and a prom for readers

Three books with New England roots come out this week.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

A tale of a dying man’s birthday, unapologetic in its Mexican-ness

Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest novel, “The House of Broken Angels,” is closely based on his brother’s experience.


Greater Boston author readings June 3-9

A weekly calendar of literary events.

the obsession

Calling Cape cooks

Local culinary pro publishes a colorful book of time-honored recipes

Top honors in the picture-book category went to “They Say Blue,” written and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki.


2018 Globe-Horn Book winners named

Top honors went to “They Say Blue,” “The Poet X,” and “Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide.” 

Fresh pineapple juice with cucumbers and mint

‘Cuba, the Cookbook’ explains the layers of cultures that go into the island’s cuisine

Spanish colonists, African slaves, Haitians escaping their own colonial rule, and Chinese who were indentured servants all left their influences on the Cuban table.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston the week of May 28-June 1

Historic New England Open House, Arlington Greek Festival, John Hodgman, and more.


Greater Boston author readings May 27-June 2

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Local bestsellers for the week ending 5/20

A list of bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Book design by icon king Chermayeff; New England Society book awards;

A look at some news from the world of books and literature.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Into the tossed, uncharted waters of turning 40

Pamela Druckerman’s new book is “There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story.”

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The human stain

You might skirt life’s most destructive and deadly minefields, but William Trevor’s final stories remind us that no one gets out untainted.


Author prefers books that pass the test of time

Rachel Kushner’s latest novel is “The Mars Room.’’

Paul Simon performs during the Global Citizen Festival in New York in February.

book review

Songs of insecurity and of experience

A mixed but textured and in depth look at the life and work of Paul Simon.

A pamphlet created by the American Social Hygiene Association and pubished by the US Public Health Service.

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When America imprisoned ‘promiscuous’ women

The American Plan ran across most of the 20th century and started as a way to protect servicemen from venereal disease.

Abdi Nor Iftin in the Maine barn where he cared for horses and chopped wood.

Globe Magazine

From war-torn Somalia to Maine: An immigrant’s story of hope

“Exiting the plane felt like a historic moment, like when the first man walked on the moon. I wondered if gravity felt different in America.”

Philip Roth.

Philip Roth, 85, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

Mr. Roth won the Pulitzer for fiction in 1998 for his book “American Pastoral.”

File-This June 1, 2017, file photo, author Stephen King speaks at Book Expo America in New York. There’s a whiff of horror about PEN America’s new Literary Service Award winner, it’s Stephen King. The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History. His new novel, “The Outsider,” is also published on that date. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)


Stephen King on sharks, Little League, and his new novel, ‘The Outsider’

On a regular day, the bad ideas will float away, but the good ones will stick around, King said.

Missouri lawmakers approve measure regulating fake meat

Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that bans companies from labeling lab-grown meat products or meat substitutes as meat.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Graphic novel’s battle between high, low art; celebrating youth writing and 826 Boston

Boston artist Karl Stevens’s new book is “The Winner.’’

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The one that got away

Melissa Broder’s witty, brooding debut novel traces a woman in an existential and romantic funk who finds her latest affair in an unexpected place.


Greater Boston author readings May 20-26

A weekly calendar of literary events.

The loneliness of Robin Williams

A new book gives us an artfully-shaped portrait of the star from his isolated childhood to the adult that battled through depression, addiction, and infidelity.


An accidental book collector

Lawrence Wright says in the course of researching his books, like his most recent, “God Save Texas,’’ he has amassed a ton of books.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

How impeachment came to be

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe’s latest book, co-authored with Joshua Matz, is titled “To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.”

John McCain

Book Review

John McCain fears for America and thinks you should too

“The Restless Wave,’’ his upcoming and likely valedictory memoir, calls for us to live up to the nation’s values and founding principles at a time when both are in jeopardy.

Andrew Morton’s “Meghan, A Hollywood Princess” is filled with fun facts about actress Meghan Markle, who weds Prince Harry this weekend.

5 things you didn’t know about Meghan Markle

Gleaned from royals biographer Andrew Morton’s recent “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.’’

A poem imprinted on a Cambridge sidewalk. Several new poems will be added this fall.

Cambridge to imprint more sidewalk poetry this fall

Judges sifted through 139 entries from Cambridge residents ages 3 to 86.

‘My Kitchen Chalkboard’ offers families ideas for planning a week’s menu in advance

To keep her nightly chaos in check, local author Leigh Belanger writes out weekly meals on a kitchen chalkboard so her two boys know what to expect. And she knows, too.