Books

Michael Sharp: a man of comics, classics and crosswords

By Odeya Pinkus -

Though he teaches some of the most revered works of Western literature — “The Aeneid,” “Inferno” — he doesn’t put them “behind glass.” Everything should be subject to criticism.

2014 in Review

By Release Staff -

The thing with years is that they mean something different for everyone. Sometimes they’re the culmination of waiting 12 years for “Boyhood” to be finished and beloved, and sometimes they’re the ending of “How I Met Your Mother.” Here’s what...

Tracing her roots, and eating them too

By Kayla Harris -

After her grandma became seriously ill and she experienced a sudden breakup with the man she believed would be her husband, Chin set out on an emotional journey. She retreated to the parks and backyards of Brooklyn and New York...

New Amy Poehler book? Yes, Please

By Tiffany Moustakas -

What makes “Yes Please” stand out from other comedy memoirs is the fact that it puts a spin on the conventional memoir. There are mementos from Poehler’s past, a letter from Hilary Clinton, comedic haikus, a guest chapter written by...

BU alum kills it at reading event

By Rich Kersting -

“Be fearless in what you have to say, and read everything,” Pashley said. “Popular books, trashy books, it doesn’t matter. You have to pull from many different places to find out what you need.”