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Fellow classics concentrators Sam Beck ’16 (left) and E.E. Cummings ’15



What one undergraduate learned


Kaey Nakae, of the champion Santa Barbara Condors, gets “totally horizontal,” exhibiting the Ultimate form David Gessner admired.
Photograph by Tom Kennedy

Recent books with Harvard connections

November-December 2017

Stephanie Burt, recently named co-editor of poetry at The Nation, in her office at Harvard

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Stephanie Burt ’94 is the kind of poetry critic who provokes anger in other poetry critics.

November-December 2017

Among the nineteenth-century frauds Kevin Young explores are the pseudo-scientific Great Moon Hoax.
Photograph from Chronicle/Alamy

From the Missouri Compromise to the 2016 election, Kevin Young's Bunk takes stock of American hoaxes, con men, and race fantasies.

November-December 2017

Hedden in the northern section of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Behind him are the Six Shooter Peaks, where, he says, “the U.S. Department of Energy wanted to build a nuclear waste plant.”

Photograph by Tim Peterson

A Utah activist reflects on 40 years of land conservation—and what’s coming next.

November-December 2017

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Alumni Association

Harvard seniors help Houses thrive.

November-December 2017

John Wang’s installation “100+ Years at 73 Brattle,” winner of Radcliffe’s biennial art competition 

Photograph by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

John Wang ’16, winner of Radcliffe’s public art competition, reflects on art and historical perspective. 


Fure focuses during a July workshop for The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects.

Photograph by Marina Levitskaya/ Courtesy of Peak Performances @ Montclair State University

Composer Ashley Fure wants people to listen to noise.

November-December 2017

Stemberg men's basketball coach Tommy Amaker (left) introduced James Brown '73 (center) and Harry Edwards before a press conference on Wednesday in the Murr Center's Hall of History.

Photograph by Gil Talbot


Sociologist Harry Edwards and broadcaster James Brown weigh protest and progress in sports, and in Harvard basketball.