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  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books

    Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books
    To celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we can listen to speeches, join festivities, and, of course, read books. Here are 14 essential reads about the man who led America's civil rights movement. Had he not been assassinated in 1968, King would have marked his 86th birthday on Jan. 15.
  • Empathy is key for memoirist and columnist Charles M. Blow

    AUSTIN Charles M. Blow's memoir has drawn a lot of attention from the author's exploration of his bisexuality. That's certainly a crucial part of his story, but what really jumps off the page are Blow's photographic recollections of growing up poor in the...

    Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago

    Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago
    In her introduction to "Skylight," Spanish journalist Pilar del Río notes that in 1953, José Saramago sent a manuscript to a publisher, where it languished in a slush pile for 36 years. The publisher, while moving offices, discovered the manuscript,...

    The militarized divide

    This shattered nation. "Eric Garner was overweight and in poor health. He was a nuisance to shop owners who complained about him selling untaxed cigarettes on the street. When police came to arrest him, he resisted. And if he could repeatedly say, 'I...

    Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump

    Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump
    Who I am Gabriel Bump from South Shore. One unique thing about me I power through books I love. I need to slow down and savor them. But I guess that's what second, third, and fourth reads are for. I loved "Beyond the Game: The Collected...