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Leonardo da Vinci, the ultimate Renaissance man, is the subject of Walter Isaacson's newest book. Pictured is Leonardo da Vinci's iconic "Vitruvian Man" c.1490.

The incomparable da Vinci

Uneducated and his own creation, he still rose to the top ranks in both science and art, author Walter Isaacson recounts


Professor of English Stephanie Burt talks about her recent transition and her new book of poetry, which includes "invented memories" of the girlhood she didn't get to have.

Stephanie Burt opens up

Professor discusses new book of poetry, life as trans woman ahead of Diversity Dialogues talk


In 2013, Professors Arthur Kleinman and Davíd Carrasco co-created “Quests for Wisdom: Religious, Moral, and Aesthetic Experiences in the Art of Living.” “Maybe the human predicament is not about survival or how do we survive, but it’s that we always survive — we endure anything and everything,” said Kleinman (pictured) in Harvard Hall.

Pain, joy, and wisdom

Interdisciplinary course goes deep to look for answers to difficult, fundamental questions


Eduardo Matos Moctezuma discusses discoveries at Templo Mayor in a lecture the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.

Honoring Mexican discovery

Lecture series pays homage to noted archaeologist for work on understanding Aztec culture


Eleven months of the year, Lesley Bannatyne is a Harvard Music Department administrator. But come October, she's the favorite Halloween expert of major media outlets around the world.

The queen of Halloween

After writing 5 books on the subject, Harvard’s Lesley Bannatyne is a go-to source


Oula Alrifai, A.M. ’19, and her brother, Mouhanad Al-Rifay, are releasing “Tomorrow’s Children,” a documentary about Syrian child refugees trying to survive in Turkey.

The not lost generation

Syrian asylees release documentary to highlight struggles of child refugees


Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Art Spiegelman

Fathers, killers, God, and ‘Maus’

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman ponders art, existence, and Jewish identity in conversation with students


Stephen Spinella and Dan Butler as Andy Warhol and Truman Capote in the new A.R.T. production, “WARHOLCAPOTE," which draws from 75 hours of taped conversations between the two men.

Echoes of Capote and Warhol

In new A.R.T. play, a voice coach helps connect how the artists sounded then to the staging of their friendship now