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Jill Lepore.

Tracking down a murderer

The first season of Jill Lepore’s new podcast follows clues over a century, the evolution of proof and evidence, and asks: 'Who killed truth?'


Artwork in the windows of Harvard buildings.

Leaving a mark on campus

Project displays work of 72 Harvard students, staff, faculty, and friends in windows of campus buildings


Retouching the shoe on the painting.

Unraveling a fine arts mystery

Conservators and curators are researching and restoring a portrait of King Philip III of Spain that is one of a series of identical works


Ayodele Casel dancing.

Now that she has the floor

Tap dancer Ayodele Casel swings into the spotlight — and brings her predecessors with her


Sheet music.

‘Stand Up’ for best song

Recent alums Joshuah Campbell and Gabe Fox-Peck on their Oscar nomination for ‘Harriet’


Surveillance illustration.

Girl with the golden arm

A star pitcher struggles with the dystopian AutoAmerica police state in Gish Jen’s new satire


Illustration of a young Malcolm X.

Hot fun in the wintertime

A selection of upcoming local theater, music, and art events around Boston and Cambridge


Group of cheerleaders from retirement community in scene from "Some Kind of Heaven."

Sundance in the spotlight

Actor Shirley Chen ’22 and director Lance Oppenheim ’19 have films premiering at prized Park City festival


Sadada Jackson with exhibit.

Curating the future

Exhibit highlights indigenous historical materials at Tozzer


People on a stage performing an opera.

Giving voice to the heart

New opera by Chaya Czernowin explores the inner workings and many voices of the heart and soul


The Beatles performing on Ed Sullivan show.

Baby, you can drive my car

The Beatles could be sexist jerks personally, but one scholar says the band surprisingly explored 'proto-feminist' themes in some songs