Meet Porsha Olayiwola, Boston’s new poet laureate

Olayiwola, a Jamaica Plain resident and artistic director of MassLEAP, aims “to do poetry where poetry isn’t.”

Print of Pooh sitting on a branch with honeypots by Ernest Howard Shepard, 1970.

COMMENTARY | JENEé OSTERHELDT

A walk through the MFA’s Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit wraps visitors in warmth

The Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts explores more than the Hundred Acre Woods. It’s a reflection of human emotion.

FILE -- Stephen Hayes, editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine, at his office in Washington, March 24, 2017. The Weekly Standard is facing the consequences of doing independent journalism in an increasingly partisan environment. (Lexey Swall/The New York Times)

Conservative magazine The Weekly Standard shutters after 23 years

Founded by Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes and backed by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in 1995, it was acquired by Clarity Media Group in 2009.

Bob Woodward appears at the Wilbur Tuesday.

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Bob Woodward, ahead of Boston appearance, says Trump makes decisions ‘without a factual basis’

Two-time Pulitzer winner Bob Woodward spoke with the Globe ahead of his visit to The Wilbur on Tuesday.

Latest Books headlines

The best books of 2018

Our critics share their favorites in fiction, general nonfiction, mystery, sports, and graphic novels.

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

Celebrating Calderwood Courtyard; newly discovered Plath story to be published

“Rhythm & Light’’ tells the history of the Calderwood, how it came to be in 1927 and was redesigned by Renzo Piano in 2014.

Bookings

Greater Boston author readings Dec. 16-22

A weekly calendar of literary events.

The Story Behind the Book | Kate Tuttle

On learning to love yourself through poetry

The first collection by National Slam Poetry winner Melissa Lozada-Oliva of Newton is “Peluda.’’

DEVRA FIRST

The best cookbooks of 2018 — for giving or for keeping

This year’s offerings were personal, evocative, and focused on the joy of everyday cooking.

Special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

Most anticipated fall books

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/fallbooks_1440x600.jpg 19 must-read books for fall

This year brings big new biographies of Gorbachev, Grant, and FDR, pointed and personal political takes from Hillary Clinton and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and fiction from Jennifer Egan, Alice McDermott, James McBride, Louise Erdrich, and others.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Fall%20arts%20home%20version%201-5253.jpg A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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The work of nature photographer Ansel Adams will be featured in an exhibit opening at the MFA on Thursday. Above: Adams’s Clearing Winter Storm, taken at Yosemite National Park about 1937.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Dec. 10-16

Ansel Adams exhibit at the MFA, tips on traveling better from globe-trotting journalists, the Cultural Survival Bazaar, and more.

Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Nobel Laureate, gestured to the crowd after accepting the 2018 Gleitsman Award at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge Thursday.

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Malala Yousafzai receives award for activism at Harvard, offers advice to incoming lawmakers

The Gleitsman Award was given to Malala Yousafzai, who came to international attention after a masked gunman shot her in retaliation for speaking out in support of girls’ right to education.

The best children’s books of 2018

Our 45 picks for fans of all ages of literature for the young.

Hair from John Quincy Adams pictured in “Specimens of Hair.”

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

A global collection of hair; a Q&A on Mount Desert Island

Peter A. Browne, a 19th-century naturalist, put together samples from animals and men and women from around the globe

The US Army command of Colonel Summers marching to battle at Maasin (Moasin) in southern Leyte in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War in May 1899.

Book Review

A trippy, cinematic novel of American atrocity in the Philippines

“Insurrecto” gives a rich, textured sense of history through the integration of its many fragments.

In 1893, Madeline Pollard filed suit against congressman W.C.P. Breckinridge.

Book Review

In ‘Bringing Down the Colonel,’ a Victorian scandal that feels #MeToo familiar

Patricia Miller started researching her book 12 years ago, but it feels strikingly familiar.

The Story Behind the Book | Kate Tuttle

Thorny ties between dad and daughter

In “The Wine-Lover’s Daughter,” Anne Fadiman writes about her father, essayist and critic Clifton Fadiman.

Bookings

Greater Boston author readings Dec. 9-15

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates leaves the Elysee presidential palace, after a meeting with French President on April 16, 2018 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Gates’s 5 favorite reads for 2018

The Microsoft founder is an avid reader, and he shared a list of his favorite books for the year.

‘Israeli Soul’ is part cookbook and part travel guide

This is the third volume for authors Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, co-owners of several Philadelphia establishments, including Zahav, Rooster Soup Co., and the Goldie restaurants.

Recipe: The easiest hummus you’ll ever make, courtesy of ‘Israeli Soul’ cookbook

Canned chickpeas is the secret to this smooth, creamy, fast hummus.

John Oliver introduced the book “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” on his HBO show.

After John Oliver’s spoof, Mike Pence’s family plans more Marlon Bundo books

The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence plan more stories about the family bunny, Marlon Bundo.

story behind the book | kate tuttle

When Broadway ruled the top 40 charts

Todd S. Purdum’s latest book, “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution.”

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

New history of the Pats; prowling with owls at Eric Carle Museum

The team history was written by Vermonter Glenn Stout and Braintree resident Richard Johnson.

book review

A flawed saga of an elderly Indian recalling his broken life

Anuradha Roy’s new novel displays the author’s characteristic virtues as well as structural problems.

bibliophiles

A supporter of indie publishers and debut writers

Glory Edim has translated her love of books into the literary juggernaut, Well-Read Black Girl.

Emerging in the ’60s, John McPhee became the anti-New Journalist, an antidote to showoffs like Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson.

book review

John McPhee’s ‘covert memoir’ that begs the question: Will there ever be a real one?

The New Yorker writer’s latest is gathering of uncollected essays on sports and short pieces comprising a literary “album quilt.”

bookings

Greater Boston author readings Dec. 2-8

A weekly calendar of literary events

20names -- Gisele Bundchen book cover. (Handout)

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Gisele Bundchen is coming to Brookline Booksmith

You can listen to “Lessons” read by the supermodel herself.

book review

Discovering an author who was hidden in plain sight

Her talent largely ignored in her lifetime, Lucia Berlin’s stories and memoir attest to her gifts

President Donald Trump reaches into his suit jacket to read a quote he made on Saturday regarding the events in Charlottesville, Va., as he speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Why reissue one ’60s novel about an insane president but pass on another about the first black president?

What are we to make of the just reissued “Night of Camp David,’’ a popular 1965 novel by Fletcher Knebel about a president who suffers from severe mental illness?

Local bestsellers

Bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

Sorboni Banerjee read at the launch of her new book,

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Reporter and anchor Sorboni Banerjee takes on fiction in her debut novel, ‘Hide With Me’

The former Boston news anchor, now based in Florida, has her first book out now.

From left: Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Saoirse Ronan, and Florence Pugh on the set of

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Breakout star Florence Pugh on filming ‘Little Women’ around Boston

The actress is part of an all-star cast filming in the area, including Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothée Chalamet.

Michelle Obama greeted the crowd at a stop at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Commentary | Jeneé Osterheldt

Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and the double standard of success

In Boston this weekend for her book tour, Michelle Obama is entering a superstar status reserved for the likes of Beyoncé. And some people can’t get over it.

Bookings

Greater Boston author readings Nov. 25-Dec. 1

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Susan Gubar and her husband, Don Gray

book review

Love in the late evening of life

Susan Gubar turns her critical mind and bibliographic knowledge to the challenges of later-life love.

Holiday Style | Magazine

The traditions of Boston’s beloved Christmas magicians

Inside stories of Christmas from the professional entertainers whose work shifts overlap with Santa’s.

Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke to a crowd as she presented her memoir

Obama’s book sells 1.4 million copies in a week

Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” has become a massive hit.

Poet D.M. Aderibigbe

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

On the Seawall’s digital rebirth; a Nigerian poet writes the laments of his mother, grandmother

Milton poet Ron Slate turned his website into a full-blown literary magazine.

The Story behind the book

Exploring the dark mystery of suicide

Joan Wickersham, author of “The Suicide Index,” says suicide is always met with a hunger for answers that don’t come.

An image from Edward Gorey’s “The Deranged Cousins,” which the artist set on Cape Cod.

E is for Edward, an eternal eccentric

Mark Dery uses newly discovered correspondence and interviews with friends in his biography of Edward Gorey.

Tana French

A nomadic youth fosters a taste for characters with deep roots

Tana French’s latest book is “The Witch Elm.”

Dorie Greenspan will be in Boston in early December.

Celebrated author Dorie Greenspan will be in Boston Dec. 2-4 to talk about ‘Everyday Dorie’

In her new book, “Everyday Dorie,” the author celebrates what she calls “elbows-on-the-table” meals that put people at ease and make them want to linger and share stories.

From left, Ron Chernow, historic biographer; Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., literary scholar, distinguished filmmaker, and cultural critic; Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. at the 39th annual Commonwealth Awards of Distinguished Service. Chernow will speak at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in April.

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Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow to speak at White House Correspondents’ dinner

The shift to a featured speaker from a traditional comedic entertainer follows a sharp performance at this year’s event by comedian Michelle Wolf.

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Michelle Obama’s memoir sells more than 725,000 copies

First day sales for Michelle Obama’s ‘‘Becoming’’ topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year’s biggest debuts.

Author Junot Diaz.

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After investigation, Pulitzer Prize board announces Junot Diaz will remain as a member

The Pulitzer Prize board announced Friday it has found no reason to remove its former chairman, author Junot Diaz, after reviewing the complaints of women writers who alleged mistreatment by him.

Willaim Goldman accepted his Oscar in 1977 for “All The President’s Men.”

Mike Lupica | Appreciation

Remembering William Goldman, storyteller, mentor, friend

The last time I had dinner with my hero was in September, at a restaurant out on Long Island near what had been his summer home for years.

Rob Delaney.

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Rob Delaney honors his late son Henry with a special televised bedtime story

A popular BBC program, where celebrities such as Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom, and Dolly Parton read children’s books, will feature actor-comedian Rob Delaney Friday.

When your little sister is a psycho

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s rich, dark debut recalls “Arsenic and Old Lace” — only in Nigeria

bibliophiles

Always makes time to re-read Dickens

Journalist and historian Ben Macintyre’s newest book is “The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War.”