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Book Review | Passages of H. M.

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In April 24, 1895, Captain Joshua Slocum set sail from Boston, Massachusetts, in a 37-foot sloop he called... Read More »

Book Review | When We Were the Kennedys

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This year millions of words will be printed and spoken about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of... Read More »

Book Review: Disaster in Lawrence

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Witnesses reported that at first, it sounded like snow sliding off a roof, a familiar sound on a... Read More »

Book Review: The Paradise of All These Parts

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One of my favorite New England writers is John Hanson Mitchell, whose Ceremonial Time (1984) investigated the “deep... Read More »

Book Review: Peter’s War

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When historian and constitutional scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm first discovered a 1765 bill of sale for a 19-month-old... Read More »

Book Review: Scattershot

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The eccentric but loving family has long been a staple of American literature, movies, and television, and the... Read More »

Book Review: Seen the Glory

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Men going off to fight the Civil War sometimes declared they were going to “see the elephant.” It... Read More »

Book Review: Traditional Barn Dances with Calls & Fiddling

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About 35 years ago, when my wife and I arrived in Concord, New Hampshire, we went to something... Read More »

Book Review: Turn & Jump

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We all know what time is, but when called on to define it, we can’t. Benjamin Franklin said... Read More »

Book Review: Unpacking the Boxes

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Read an excerpt from Donald Hall’s book. “At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which... Read More »

Book Reviews: Yankee authors

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These two books have three things in common: Both are by former Yankee writers from Massachusetts, both are... Read More »

Book Reviews: Antiques and Art

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Here are two remarkably similar stories about remarkably dissimilar works of art. Maryalice Huggins calls hers “a love... Read More »

Book Reviews: The Missing Fathers Club

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Books: Poems, Birds, Gardens

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In his typically smart and funny introduction to Bright Wings, former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins cheerfully admits... Read More »

Boston Lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman

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Sally Snowman is the 70th keeper of Boston Light, a post that dates back to 1716. She’s the... Read More »

Boston Marathon Bombing | A Personal Account of Being at the Finish Line

Boston Marathon Bombing | A Personal Account of Being at the Finish Line

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I also will never forget the blast, the smoke, the sirens, the sounds, the faces of the runners,... Read More »

Boston Red Sox Team Uniforms

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Boston’s Jack Williams and “Wednesday’s Child”

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They worked together after that, a family struggling through the barriers of a past neither could control. Luis... Read More »

Boston, MA: Boston Public Library

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8. The largest collection of original materials relating to the murder trial and execution of Boston anarchists Sacco... Read More »

Boston, MA: Kara Rainey

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In October 2005 Kara Rainey returned home to Roslindale, Massachusetts, from three weeks in New Orleans, where she’d... Read More »

Bound Brook Island

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This easy walk is in Wellfleet. Turn off Route 6 onto Pamet Point Road, next to the gas... Read More »

Branford

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WHERE TO EAT Foe American bistro in an elegant, casual setting. Don’t miss the seafood succotash and crab-cake-... Read More »

Brick Farm Ice Cream

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The Good Humor Man is alive and well and living in East Unity, New Hampshire. On an old... Read More »

Brimfield Antique Show | The Ultimate Antique Treasure Hunt

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“Any more violins coming up?” asks a cowboy who’s bare from the waist up. A woman shakes her... Read More »

Bringing Plants Indoors | Knowledge & Wisdom

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There are two temperature ranges that will determine what you can grow in a given location. … The... Read More »

Brown University: Van Wickle Gates

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