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Remembering Mary Oliver

By Helene Atwan. In 2003, having miraculously convinced Mary Oliver and her tough-minded agent and partner, Molly Malone Cook, to return to Beacon as a publishing home, Mary, Molly and I hit something

18 hours ago

Literature and the Arts Helene Atwan Mary Oliver

Marauding Molasses: Looking Back at Boston’s Molasses Flood, 100 Years Later

A Q&A with Stephen Puleo: I’m proud to say that Dark Tide is still the only adult non-fiction book about the Great Boston Molasses Flood. The book has been out for fifteen years and is still the defin

4 days ago

History Dark Tide (100th Anniversary Edition) Stephen Puleo

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Emily Powers, Associate Marketing Manager

I’ve always wanted to work in book publishing once I realized it was a possible career. I interned at a few different publishers in college and loved it. I knew it was a super competitive field, and s

1 week ago

Beacon Behind the Books Beacon Staff Emily Powers

Do You Know Your Internet Memes?

They are today’s indisputable shrine to our cuddly overlord, the cat. Meow! You embed them in your text messages, your tweets, your Facebook posts, your Instagram stories. A shorthand for our daily fe

1 week ago

activism Politics and Current Events An Xiao Mina Memes to Movements

Raking in Resentment While Raking in Big Bucks: A Case for the Rich Paying Their Fair Share

By Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks | After years of basking in the glow of a flattering limelight, by the fall of 2011 the very rich were experiencing something new and altogether jarring: the glare of

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American Society Politics and Current Events Billionaires’ Ball Linda McQuaig Neil Brooks