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Performers Kristyn Kuennen/Topher Wright (from left), Ethan Balk/Dr. Cool Ethan, Mara Balk/Twinkerbell (hidden), and Corey Williams/Anisa Love onstage at Radcliffe's Knafel Center.

What a (spirited) drag

Live performance and transformation accompany deep discussion at Radcliffe of gender and identity


The Glee Club rehearses.

Glee Club to honor W.E.B. Du Bois

Choral concert will pay homage to the scholar, author, and Civil Rights leader who as a student was denied entry to the group


Jo Yang in rehearsal, diving underwater.

Song of the sea

‘Endlings’ playwright imagines lives both similar to and different from her own


"Pet Co.," from "Liz Magor: Blowout."

Lost and found

In ‘Liz Magor: Blowout,’ artist explores what’s left of objects after we’ve discarded them


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


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


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


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


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