On Monday, May 12 at 7pm, join a homecoming celebration for Barney Frank in conversation with Larry Ruttman.
Larry Ruttman will be asking Barney Frank questions both personal and
political covering all the years from growing up Jewish and playing
baseball in Bayonne, New Jersey, through his tumultuous decades in
Congress, to still making news in retirement. Larry's book, which tells
of American Jewish life over the last eighty years against the backdrop
of baseball, was recently chosen the number one baseball book of 2013
among many by Sports Collectors Digest.
As for this week's events, we offer a variety
of lovely topics: grumpy bookseller fiction, empathy, beer and
desperation. Pick the ones that suit you best, or show up for all of
I definitely recommend you check the details below.
We at Brookline Booksmith are proud to be a distribution hub for the fantastic World Book Night! This Wednesday evening scores of volunteers will fan out across the globe to hand out free books. Want to get involved next
year? Click on that link above to find out how. And thanks to all of
the local givers who are going to be out there spreading the good
Brookline Open Studios Weekend is April 26 - 27! Open
Studios is an annual springtime event, held in locations all over
Brookline, since 1986. Artists working in all media participate by
opening their homes and studios to the public for one weekend. This
allows viewers to experience the dynamic impact of viewing original
artworks within the artist's creative space. The public connection to
the artist nurtures an understanding of the creative process. Much of
the artwork is for sale, providing an incredible chance for collectors
and the general public to acquire original pieces directly from the
artist. To download a map of participating artist, click here.
Iconic intellectual Susan Sontag is brought vividly to life in Sontag: Reborn,
adapted from her early diaries by performer Moe Angelos. Directed by
Marianne Weems, this intimate and startling portrait traces Sontag's
private life from the age of 14 to her emergence as a world-renowned
author and activist. The young Sontag wrestles with her emerging
sexuality and precocious intelligence, fraught with doubt and insecurity
yet driven by her willfulness, ambition and voracious curiosity. The
refuge of her diary became integral to her development as a writer.
Sontag says herself, "In the journal I do not just express myself more
openly than I could in person. I create myself." The Builders
Association brings its signature synthesis of video and sound back to
the ArtsEmerson stage following
HOUSE / DIVIDED to poetically tell the personal story of one of
America’s most controversial and memorable cultural critics.
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~ page updated 04/22/2014