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Artist Anna von Mertens with one of her quilts mapping stars.

Stitching together the stars

Radcliffe quilting exhibit honors astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, whose pioneering work helped unlock the universe

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Patrice Naiambana and Tuwaine Barrett in Barber Shop Chronicles.

Stage-worthy shop talk

Traveling England and Africa, Inua Ellams developed the setting for a play that elevates human voices

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Speakers Anne Pender and Geraldine Brooks are sit flanked by audience at Houghton Library.

Journalist, novelist, witness

Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks discusses her passion for ‘inaccessible’ stories

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Vietnam War protesters march in Chicago in 1968 holding sign reading "Unite or perish."

Taking it all personally

Carpenter Center show reflects racial disparities that helped fuel James Baldwin’s writing

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In 'Laughing Room' installation, people sit on couches, laughing.

Funny, creepy, or both?

‘Laughing Room,’ metaLab researcher’s installation, turns a visit to the library into a sitcom-like experience — only deeper

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The golden death mask of Tutankhamun.

How Tut became Tut

Scholar explains role of photography in raising legend from the tomb

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Stories that haunt them

Mariana Enríquez, Stephen King, Emily Brontë among the fiction writers who leave campus readers unsettled

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Du Bois Medalists

The great eight

Du Bois medals honor outstanding contributions in black arts, culture

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“The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga”

From the page to the stage

Prior to Harvard visit, Min Kahng talks about how he created musical ‘Four Immigrants’

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Amanda Gorman '20, the inaugural U.S. youth poet laureate, wrote a poem for Harvard President Larry Bacow’s inauguration.

The poetic perspective

Youth laureate Amanda Gorman ’20 will deliver a special poem at Bacow’s inauguration

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Ian Wallace with daughter Lola at the Peabody Museum.

Anthropology with a family touch

Marshall photos from Africa in the 1950s, on view at Peabody Museum, capture a fading way of life in the Kalahari Desert

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