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Adriana Colón, a casually dressed, smiling young woman with curly brown hair, sits in a doorway.

Adriana Colón
Photograph courtesy of Adriana Colón

Arts

Adriana Colón forges aural connections.

8.6.20

An image of a 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic.

A 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic. The Blaschka model is listed in the 1878 mail-order catalog of Ward’s Natural Science Establishment.
Photograph by Peter Fried/Sketchfab.com/ARC-3D

Complementary imaging techniques combine to create 3-D models that virtual visitors can examine from any angle.

8.12.20

At Home with Harvard: Library Treasures

Our coverage of Harvard’s libraries, more relevant than ever in an online world

8.7.20

View of the Royall House and the slave quarters.

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(1 of 4) The Georgian mansion and adjacent slave quarters were once part of a 500-acre farm just north of Boston.

Photograph by Theresa Kelliher/Courtesy of the Royall House and Slave Quarters museum

Preserving black history as “an act of liberation”

September-October 2020

People perusing books outside at the Boston Book Festival

The Book Festival attracts book lovers from across Greater Boston 

Photograph by Gaia DeSimoni/Courtesy of the Boston Book Festival

A literary festival for children and adults

September-October 2020

Aerial view of Essex Bay, part of the coastline north of Boston.

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(1 of 4) Essex Bay reflects New England’s history and reliance on the natural world.

Photograph courtesy of Essex River Cruises Inc.

Exploring the coastal wonders of Essex, Massachusetts

September-October 2020

A drawing of students rebelling in a dining hall.

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(1 of 3) Battle in Commons Hall drawing,1819, by William Henry Furness. HUD 2818.75.45A, Harvard University Archives

The Class of 1823 goes rogue and gets booted.

September-October 2020

Photograph of Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner’s operas were only a part of his cultural influence.

Photograph in the public domain

Recent books with Harvard connections

September-October 2020

Illustration about meritocracy: one mother penguin and chick wear college mortarboards, while another mother penguin and her chick don’t.

Illustration by Barbara Dekeyser

Michael Sandel makes the case against meritocracy.

September-October 2020