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At a time when the news is filled with war, with civil unrest, with uncertainty, with fistshaking and fingerpointing, a little bit of kindness can go along way. With a seeming sixth sense for this universal need of messages for kindness and care, James Crews has partnered with Storey Publishing on a second anthology of poems, "The Path To Kindness," set to release on April 12.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy never made it through his one term as president of the United States but his brief tenure and his life leading up to his presidency are well-chronicled. However, the Brookline native’s links to the Berkshires in the far west of his state are not as well known. That has been addressed in a recently published posthumous memoir, “The Human Touch: My Friendship And Work With President John F. Kennedy” by John G. W. Mahanna.

A new book on the Salem Witch Trials, "A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse," examines how an elderly pillar of community, considered to be a living saint by the Puritan faith, came to be at the center of the trials which took her life and that of 24 other individuals by the time they ended. Using primary sources, Daniel A. Gagnon refutes theories by many historians and paints a picture of gross judicial misconduct that allowed false accusations to be hurled upon hundreds of innocent victims over the course of a few months. 

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CANNES, France (AP) — When the Cannes Film Festival audience stood to applaud James Gray's richly observed autobiographical drama “Armageddon Time," about the director's own 1980s childhood in Queens, Gray's voice quivered as he addressed the crowd.

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