By Alexandra Shelley
Helen Simonson Nina Subin
By Dan Marsh
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James D. Zirin Julie Skarratt
By Emily Smith Gilbert
Erica Abeel Elena Seibert
By Carol Sherman
Local Book Notes

The conversation about pot was marooned between two varying points of view represented by “the U.S. government and High Times” on either side
Cannabis has earned a place in the pharmacopeia, and society, says the author Joe Dolce in “Brave New Weed.” Henny Garfunkel

By James I. Lader
Lawrence Goldstone Emily Goldstone
Four new children's books by local authors
From Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds's "The Water Princess"

By Laura Wells
Samuel Levin and Susan Engel Daniella Shreir and Edward Acker photos