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A new graphic novel explores the life of ‘Queenie’, a Harlem Renaissance mob boss

Halfway through Elizabeth Colombo and Aurélie Lévy’s new graphic novel, Queenie: Godmother of Harlemthe viewer is confronted with a harrowing scene. The protagonist, a young Afro-Caribbean immigrant named Stephanie Saint Clair, is traveling south from New York on a bus to escape an abusive relationship – when the Ku Klux Klan stops the vehicle. After …

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Longtime WBUR and NPR sportscaster and writer Bill Littlefield explores mercy in a new novel

Writer Bill Littlefield had a quote in the back of his mind while writing his latest novel. It refers to questions that many of us often ponder about the meaning of life. The quote is, “We’re here to get each other through this thing, whatever it is,” by memoirist Mark Vonnegut, son of the late …

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