Like many girls and women, local author Lori Goldstein was never encouraged to pursue STEM subjects. So when she heard a podcast about the challenges and sexism women face in tech incubators, she decided to create the role models she didn’t have. “Screen Queens,” out on June 11 from Penguin, is a young adult novel […]Read More
Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Aside from a cuss-filled account of a stoned undergrad meeting a middle aged man after a weekend of bathhouse debauchery, Jeffrey Eugenides appears right at home behind a church lectern. No story of Eugenides’s ends in overt fire and brimstone, nor did he play an iconized minister to […]
Cambridge Public Library archivist Alyssa Pacy knows that 1970s City Council meetings might not be particularly interesting to the average person. And they certainly don’t sound like the most engaging subject for a series of photographs, right? “But they were,” Pacy insists. “It was such an explosive time. There were hearings on rent control, on police brutality. […]
Porter Square Books is usually a place for, well, buying books. But on a recent Sunday afternoon, the store was brimming with civic engagement.