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City of poets

Eight students pick a spot in Cambridge with historical, personal meaning and read an original work


Striped pencil twisted in knot.

How to write funny

For Cora Frazier, it usually starts with deep sadness


Harvard College Bhangra performs.

‘This is our block’

Star, creator of hit show ‘Insecure’ Issa Rae honored as Artist of Year at annual Cultural Rhythms festival


Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Blueprints for a live event

A playwright and a cultural historian discuss the arts, race, and theatrical questioning


Margaret Atwood speaks to Scott Tong.

What set them off were the bodies on wall

Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood dishes on new story collection, trials of censorship, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ (and why they shouldn’t kill Aunt Lydia)


Christine Jacobson.

Rich history of DIY publishing

Creative people have bypassed gatekeepers for centuries to distribute ‘what they wanted to share so badly.’ They find common ground in Houghton Library exhibition.


Maxine Sullivan.

Finally, taking a bow

Many jazz greats knew names, music of these four women, but Radcliffe Fellow Maxine Gordon wants to make sure rest of us do too