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The Secret History of David Foster Wallace’s Boston
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The story of David Foster Wallace's time spent in Boston, the city which would serve as his setting for the mighty, mighty "Infinite Jest" novel, has emerged slowly in drips and drabs. The disclosure of information commenced shortly after Wallace rose to fame in 1996, with the truth omitted or cleverly shrouded by Wallace at first, and significantly intensified after his suicide in 2008. More
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World Cup of Books Lets International Novels Face Off
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I have weird feelings about the World Cup. There’s a lot of violence that goes into putting on a game like that, and it makes me uneasy and at times enraged. But when I see the games themselves, but there is something about watching the games themselves, something about watching people who are so skilled at what they do, that I sometimes can’t avoid getting swept up into.

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Summer Reading: 7 BDCwire-Approved Books to Kick Back With
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Look, I get it. The last thing you want to do right now – when the sun is out and the water’s warm and your friends are down to hang – is tuck yourself away with a book. But if you find you have some downtime at the beach (or some free time between Netflix binge sessions) this summer, try cracking the spine on one of these amazing reads.
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This Internet Book From 1997 Has Some Really Helpful Tips on How to Surf the Web
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Remember back in the day when Al Gore invented the Internet? Even then it seemed like a vast, unknown world of opportunity where you could stumble into uncomfortable chat rooms or surf a total of 4 pages in 15 minutes. It was such undiscovered territory that we needed to be sherpa'd through it with the help of inspiring guides like this recent yard sale purchase, "300 Incredible Things to Do on The Internet," a captivating guide to the world wide web written in 1997 by Ken Leebow. More
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‘The Opposite of Loneliness’ Continues to Resonate Every Grad Season
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Grad season has come and gone in one quick toss of a graduation cap. For the whole month of May, schools around Boston and beyond have seen the class of 2014 leave their respective alma maters and walk blindly into the “next chapter.” My own graduation memories are filled with tearful goodbyes and hungover classmates, one of which wasn’t wearing any pants under his gown. More
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“THE SHOW” podcast: Ari Graynor, Joani Geltman and Sara Benincasa
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THE SHOW with is back this week with interviews from three guests. First up is actress Ari Graynor with her mother, author and parenting expert Joani Geltman. Meredith Goldstein and Paul Bernon caught up with the mother-daughter duo at the launch of Joani's new book, "A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out". Later in the episode THE SHOW speaks to comedian and author Sara Benincasa. She dishes on her new novel "Great", a contemporary envisioning of the literary classic "The Great Gatsby" and her in-progress novel inspired by "Lord of the Flies". More
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Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Selfie,’ ‘Dubstep,’ Other Millennial Jargon to Dictionary
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Merriam-Webster English Dictionary has announced the additions to its forthcoming updated dictionary, totaling to 150 new words, many of them centered around technology and stuff that would typically confuse old people if not defined in print. Bibliophiles may cringe upon reading some of the combined phrasing in "freegan" or "fangirl," but lets instead look at this as a constructive move, a step towards giving our beloved selfies and dubstep music a place in the delicate and expansive leaves of history. Maybe now, our parents will be proud. More
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Super Locals: The Top 5 Comic Book Characters from Boston
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Boston is home to a couple Schools for Gifted Youngsters, but its comic book history is much deeper than the nerd-laden dorms that populate the city's landscape. There is actually an impressive cadre of fictional characters that have called the Hub their origin story. In celebration of Free Comic Book Day today, we decided to look back at the lengthy canon of comic book history to dig up some of the best Beantown-born heroes and villains - some of which might surprise you with their birthplace's secret identity.