Eddie Coyle at the Brattle

July 30th, 2017

The Brattle Theater is screening The Friends of Eddie Coyle, adapted from the novel by George V. Higgins, from Criterion’s newly restored digital version, all this weekend (August 4-6, 2017). Great performances by Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, and others in a classic adaptation by Peter Yates. Bring a friend.

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Mary Otto, Teeth

January 19th, 2017

Early raves for Mary Otto’s Teeth, published March 14 by the New Press: “A hard-hitting look at the current state of oral health in a beauty-obsessed America … Otto’s sobering report should not go unheeded.” —Publishers Weekly (STARRED review) “Otto’s well-reported and important book will arouse concern over the fact that dental health, which is…

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James O’Connell, Dining Out in Boston

October 12th, 2016

University Press of New England, 2016 James O’Connell’s deeply researched, copiously illustrated history of food establishments in Beantown was published in October 2016; the author gave several talks in prime venues locally, starting with a launch party at Newtonville Books on Oct. 23, 2016.   November 2, 7 PM Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street November…

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Yiddish Theater: A Tribute

March 19th, 2016

The New York Times gives two good plugs—here and here—for New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway, the companion volume to an exhibition opening March 9 at the Museum of the City of New York (through July 31, 2016). The lavishly illustrated collection of scholarly essays, published this month by Columbia University Press,…

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Catalogue raisonné of Jacob Riis photographs accompanies major exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York and the Library of Congress

May 4th, 2015

Jacob Riis: Revealing New York’s “Other Half”—a catalogue raisonné of photographs by Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914) accompanies a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York ( open from October 2015 into March 2016. The show marks the centenary of the death of this great photographer and social reformer, who captured unique,…

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Folk City is here!

April 30th, 2015

Oxford University Press, June 2015 Google Preview / Google Play / Amazon / B & N The book, from Oxford University Press, accompanies an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York (through January 10, 2016). Don’t miss it!! Jon Pareles, the Times music critic, loves the exhibition: “Captures the ambition, the ferment and…

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