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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Robin Hosts ‘Whitey Bulger’ Book Event

After being linked to escape plots, Whitey was banished to the notorious Alcatraz prison in 1959. (Reprinted with the permission of W. W. Norton and The Boston Globe)

After being linked to escape plots, James “Whitey” Bulger was banished to Alcatraz prison in 1959. (Reprinted with the permission of W. W. Norton and The Boston Globe)

If you’re looking for something to do in the Boston area on Wednesday night, Mar. 13, Here & Now’s Robin Young will be hosting a Harvard Book Store event at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, Mass. at 6 p.m.

Whitey Bulger book coverShe’ll be interviewing Boston Globe writers Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy about their new book “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”

The event is $5 and will be followed by a screening of the Whitey Bulger-inspired blockbuster “The Departed” (separately ticketed).

If you’re not in the area or can’t make it, don’t fret! You can check out Robin’s interview with Kevin and Shelley that aired on the show last month (book excerpt included):


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