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Performing words written en route to Auschwitz

It is barely conceivable how one woman, at a way station en route to Auschwitz, wrote so ardently of purple lupine.
Poetic collage
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 29, 2011

28 ways to escape the winter doldrums

I know, I know. When winter rolls around, most of us want be eating comfort food with cheese in it and watching 30 Rock on a cozy lap-warming computer. But, c'mon!
Get outta that rut!
By DENA RIEGEL  |  February 04, 2011

PODCAST: Game Change authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin [MP3]

John Heilemann and Mark Halperin discuss "Game Change"In the 19 months since the 2008 election, our nation's political landscape has taken quite the dramatic turn....
By Michael C. Walsh  |  May 08, 2010

Longfellow Chorus tribute concerts

It's Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's (203rd) birthday week, which scarcely goes unnoticed in Portland. After an intriguing mixture of local figures and performers honor him on...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010

Haiti Benefit at First Parish Church

Earlier, another fine Haiti benefit, this one at the First Parish Church at 425 Congress St., features the likes of Sean Mencher and His Rhythm...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010
PODCAST: Al Gore, on "Our Choice" [MP3]

PODCAST: Al Gore, on "Our Choice" [MP3]

Al Gore speaks at Harvard Square's First Parish Church Standing before a sea of green-leaning Cambridge liberals (who would later scoff heartily at the suggestion...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 11, 2009

Margaret Atwood at First Parish Church | October 25

Margaret Atwood at First Parish Church | October 25

 Harvard Yard is probably one of the last places on earth where you'd expect to stumble upon the corpses of women who'd been unjustly hung...
By Carrie Battan  |  October 29, 2009

Richard Russo reads at First Parish Church

The other big reading tonight is by Richard Russo, who digs into his latest bestseller, That Old Cape Magic, at First Parish Church on 425...
By webteam  |  July 29, 2009
PODCAST: Malcolm Gladwell at First Parish Church

PODCAST: Malcolm Gladwell at First Parish Church

If you picked up the Globe yesterday, you may have been a bit befuddled to read a brief profile of e...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 14, 2008

Monday, December 8: Malcolm Gladwell Reading

Malcolm Gladwell had us at The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. We love staying on top of the latest trends, but he took the sport of trend-spotting to a level of social science that makes more sense than the revival of neon. When he wrote Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, the New Yorker scribe secured his reputation as someone who’s equal parts intellectual Young Turk and screwball wit. Fast Company put it best when the magazine proclaimed him “a rock star, a spiritual leader, a stud.” Now the Harvard Book Store is bringing him to town to discuss his latest volume, Outliers: The Story of Success. He’ll speak at the First Parish Church (3 Church Street,  Cambridge) tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available in person or by phone at the Harvard Book Store (1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, 617.661.1515). Blink and you’ll miss it. 

By Liza Weisstuch  |  November 24, 2008

Saturday, June 7: Lewis Black

Faith, it would seem, is the new fashion. It brings intrigue to celebrities (see: Madonna), trouble and controversy to politicians (see: anyone with a presidential...
By Liza Weisstuch  |  May 30, 2008