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Louise Glück.

A singular poet

Nobel laureate Louise Glück, delivering Doft Lecture, recalls Judaism of her youth, shares details from her writing life


Irene Soto Marín.

What coin tells you about realm

New classics professor Irene Soto Marín mines answers to question about ancient Egyptian life, economy from everyday artifacts


The 160-foot-long substrate created of silk and gampi.

Book as tree, inside and out

Arboretum displays Diane Samuels’ handmade scroll of transcribed Pulitzer-winning, epic conservation saga ‘The Overstory’


Detail of replica of King Tut throne.

The boy king’s throne

On the 100th anniversary of discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb, an Egyptian jewel comes to Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East


Alejandro de la Fuente and Pablo Gonzalez hang exhibition labels.

Rethinking Cuban art

Cooper Gallery exhibition centers work of lesser-known artists of African descent to highlight various biases of canon  


Jay Baruch

The lesson of an ashtray

Former Bioethics Fellow Jay Baruch ’02 recalls impatient patient who pulled her own breathing tube (and lived to tell about it) in new memoir


Illustration of people reading on pile of books.

A page from the pros

Harvard Library staffers give their recommendations for late-summer reads


Castor (Reginald Smith Jr.) and Patience (Talise Trevigne).

Dreams of land deferred

Tracy K. Smith’s new opera explores nation’s long history of systematic barriers to Black ownership


Emma Eun-joo Choi

Funny lady

Emma Eun-joo Choi ’23 dishes on her NPR comedy podcast — and that guy with pay phone in his yard


"Study for Blossoms" frame, before and after toning.

Make it new (by making it old)

Harvard Art Museums conservator Allison Jackson explains how she gilded, aged frame on 19th century painting on display


Natalie Hodges.

Like plunging over a waterfall

Natalie Hodges ’19 details how she immersed herself in violin amid struggles with racism, family discord and how she got free


Allan Edmunds, founder of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives,

Art with a conscience

Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives, at the Harvard Art Museums, address social issues