When the fighter’s boxing career was over, they inevitably got tapped on the shoulders by their buddies who were involved in loan sharking, robberies, and more.
Slam feminism with a true-crime twist in latest from poet Olivia Gatwood
Back in the fall of 2013, before Trump and #MeToo, I first encountered Olivia Gatwood’s poetry at a Lower East Side poetry slam, which she won. To someone with a newly minted degree in English from a small liberal arts school isolated from a flourishing ...
"Let’s be clear: Anorexia destroyed my career. It destroyed my love life. It destroyed everything in its path."
Brown is retiring this year, and the university she leaves is very different from the one of her tenure suit that began more than 30 years ago. But while much has changed, Brown’s story contains a certain timelessness, particularly in the current struggle by women against institutions traditionally dominated by men. Like an Austen novel, Brown’s battle forces a reckoning with the type of sexism society tries to hide from itself. As Brown says, “Making the people who had done this have to defend themselves and be accountable, that was worth it.”
SJ Sindu on her debut novel and growing up in Mass as a queer Sri Lankan immigrant
Beach reads for music lovers, covering everything from Twin Peaks to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
In a sea of perplexing novels and short stories that seek to highlight the good in bad characters, Ottessa Moshfegh‘s work rises above it all with murky water dripping from its edges, forgoing the good altogether to ...
Comedian, actor, and all around entertainment icon Michael Ian Black talks about everything from celebrity expectations to Connecticut egos before reading from his new book, Navel Gazing, at Brookline Booksmith.
YOUR FIRST MESSAGE is from some kid who only just gained the right to drink in bars this past November, and what he writes to you is I like older women.