In 1944, the young and gifted creators of ‘On the Town’ quietly stirred diversity into their groundbreaking musical, Professor Carol Oja recounts in her new book.
Comedians Seth Rogen and Lizz Winstead brought some laughter to the JFK Jr. Forum on Tuesday night, discussing humor and politics.
With ESPN and NBC broadcasting on campus, the Ivy League’s two best football teams will face off on Saturday at The Game.
The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences is hosting its fifth annual Giving Thanks open house, welcoming its staffers to write personal messages of gratitude to colleagues and friends across the University.
James Robson, professor of East Asian languages and civilizations, has edited the Daoism volume of “The Norton Anthology of World Religions.”
This month John Berryman's longtime publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is marking his 100th birthday by reissuing some of his best-known work.
A tour of Harvard’s “haunted” Houses, in advance of Halloween.
Helen Vendler joined a Woodberry Poetry Room event to celebrate the recent discovery of recordings of readings by Wallace Stevens circa 1954.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal was awarded to seven recipients, who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to African-American culture. The special ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
In his new book, “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding,” Professor of Government Eric Nelson focuses on abuses of the British Parliament, rather than the actions of the crown, as the central force behind the Revolution.
Harvard fellow Adam Tanner talks about his new book, “What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data — Lifeblood of Big Business — and the End of Privacy as We Know It.”
The A.R.T. of Human Rights, a yearlong series, kicked off at the Oberon theater with a discussion about gay rights in Uganda.
Parents’ emotions range from joy to wistfulness as Harvard students part from them to begin the new school year.
From handmade doughnuts to chocolate made from stoneground cocoa to organic produce, the food sold at the Harvard University Farmers Market comes from places both as near as Somerville and as far away as Bolivia, Belize, and the Dominican Republic.
The heat is on at Harvard, but it's summer students, faculty, and international guests are keeping — and looking — quite cool.
A staff profile of Alex Calabrese, who splits time between working as a lifeguard at Harvard and performing with his band, Neversink.
A look at what Harvard faculty members will be reading in their downtime this summer.
Artist creates wide-open Web programs to gain personal insights.
Notable spring trends at Harvard are a contrasting mix of minis and knits, lace and leather, floral and boots, and pops of color — but not too much.
The Harvard slam poetry group Speak Out Loud will perform during Visitas, the weekend event that welcomes admitted freshmen.
Writers in the Parlor connects accomplished novelists and story writers with students.
At the Memorial Church on Tuesday, runners, students, and others paid their respects on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan spoke with Harvard President Drew Faust about the origins and evolution of the show.
At the Harvard Herbaria, Steph Zabel is a curatorial assistant who digitizes collections of dried plant specimens. After working hours, she tends living and local plants, running her own herbalism businesses.
Harvard lecturer Tim McCarthy teaches a free American history course to low-income adult students as part of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, for which he now holds the first endowed chair.
Three Harvard faculty members divulge an influential book in this installment of Harvard Bound.
Mexican actor Diego Luna came to town to premiere his latest film, “Cesar Chavez,” to the Harvard community before its nationwide release. The film marks Luna’s directorial debut.
For the past three years, a Harvard College junior has employed statistics and percentages to predict many winners at the Academy Awards.
Max Tan ’15 will be the featured violin soloist during a March concert by the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Transgender actress Laverne Cox visited campus to discuss her breakout role on the acclaimed Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.”
Hip-hop star and actor LL Cool J came to Harvard over the weekend, pulling double duty as host of the Cultural Rhythms festival and the Harvard Foundation’s Artist of the Year.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Gazette partnered with the Woodberry Poetry Room in selecting a poem fitting of the holiday devoted to love.
With the approach of Valentine’s Day, Harvard experts discuss expectations and students reveal their plans.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris comes to Harvard as Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year.
Dame Helen Mirren visited Harvard as the Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year.
A Q&A with science Professor Lisa Randall, author of a new book explaining the significance of the Higgs boson, and why its discovery matters.
An associate curator at the Woodberry Poetry Room is also a translator who has brought a Chinese poet’s work to life for a widening audience.
Farrin Abbas Zadeh, a visiting fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, has mounted an art show called “A Window to Heaven: Motifs of Nature in Life and Dream.”
Nick Hoekstra, a blind student at the Graduate School of Education, devised a three-course meal for 30 students, an affair called “Dining in the Dark.”
Noted Spanish-language poets are visiting Harvard this week in a first-of-its-kind event that pairs the poets and their works with top translators in the field.
Chef Joanne Chang ’91 returned to campus to delve into the basis of sweets as part of the “Science and Cooking” lecture series.
An organist of 11 years for the Red Sox, Harvard library assistant Josh Kantor serenaded fans deep into the night after the team’s World Series win.
At month’s end, Professor Elisa New will begin teaching “Poetry in America,” her first digital course on HarvardX.
What to wear when it’s not quite sweater weather, not quite right for short sleeves? In those in-between days when the season is sorting itself out, dressing at Harvard can be a head-scratching task — especially for those incoming students hailing from balmier climates.
Aqil Sajjad is blind, but he loves sports. So he’s playing on beep ball, a sport that features a chirping baseball that is delivered by a sighted pitcher to a blindfolded batter.
This month, the Harvard Allston Education Portal has been offering dance lessons from Marco Perez-Moreno, a Harvard alumnus and professional ballroom dancer.
In her latest work, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” Jill Lepore, a professor of U.S. history at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker, brings Benjamin Franklin’s sister out of history’s fog and into the open.
Author Claire Messud discussed her latest novel during an appearance at Harvard as part of the Writers at Work series. “Midlife hits people at different times,” said Messud, a former Radcliffe Fellow. “That moment you realize life is finite, it has a horizon.”
Mexican artist Pedro Reyes visited the Arnold Arboretum to plant a hydrangea — using a shovel made from the metal of surrendered firearms — as part of his Palas por Pistolas (Shovels for Guns) program.