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20,000 Leagues Under the Dhall

Cabot House Dining Hall Floods, Forming ‘Second Aquarium’

Though the dining hall was filled with standing water — which caused food service in the House to be cancelled — by 4:30 p.m., Cabot was already on the mend.

Childish Gambino in "Feels Like Summer"
Arts Blog

Music Video Breakdown: LSD’s ‘Thunderclouds’ and Childish Gambino’s ‘Feels Like Summer’

When “Parks and Rec,” sleeping, and the really cool plant walls in the Smith Campus Center don’t feel fun anymore, it’s time to try something new.


First Aid Kit Brings Nostalgia, Gingham to Boston

The Soderberg sisters are powerful singers whose ranges are just as towering live as they are on recordings. They nail dissonant harmonies with so much confidence that the clashes sound obvious.

Quentin Palfrey on Primary Night

From Harvard to Beacon Hill: Quentin Palfrey ’96 Makes a Bid for Lieutenant Governor

Quentin A. Palfrey ’96 always knew he wanted to serve others. Now, drawing on Harvard role models ranging from Theodore Roosevelt to his parents, he's running to serve as Massachusetts's next lieutenant governor.

Maxwell Dworkin

CS100 Seeks to Bridge Tech and Humanities

Unlike CS50, however, basic coding knowledge and an online application were both required to enroll in Malan’s latest offering.

Quentin Palfrey
City Politics

Political Newcomers, Harvard Affiliates See Victories in Massachusetts Primaries

In a primary upset in Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District, Ayanna S. Pressley defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Michael E. Capuano.

Cambridge Polling Places
City Politics

Your Massachusetts Primary Election Primer

Residents head to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the state primaries, deciding races that vary from uncompetitive to hotly contested. Here's a primer on the candidates — and where you can vote.

MFA Love Story
Visual Arts

‘Love Story,’ a Statement on Fame and the Refugee Experience, Comes to the MFA

“‘Love Story’ raises questions around how and where our attention is focused.” The exhibit follows the stories of six refugees, first as they are portrayed by Moore and Baldwin and then through their own voices. “What kind of stories are we willing to hear? What kind of stories move us?” Breitz’s website demands. “Why is it that the same audiences that are driven to tears by fictional blockbusters remain affectless in the face of actual human suffering?”

Harvard Square Theater
City Politics

City Council Demands Schedule for Harvard Square Theater Development

Vice Mayor Jan Devereux and Cambridge City Councillor Dennis J. Carlone sponsored the legislation. The order is largely symbolic and has no power to force Chan’s hand.

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‘Out of Orbit’ is a Starry-Eyed, Dreamy Dance Through the Galaxy

“Out of Orbit,” a space-themed collaboration between the Harvard Ballet Company and the Harvard Pops Orchestra, has astronomical ambition and stellar (new)tunes.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Votes to Support TPS

Mayor Marc C. McGovern, who sponsored the order, said the legislation was an important step towards supporting immigrants in Cambridge.

Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School

Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein Wins Holberg Prize

“It felt like squash had been made an Olympic sport, and I had been informed that I made the team,” Sunstein said.

Casper Student Center
Harvard Law School

At Law Forum, Experts Discuss Worker Co-ops as Economic Model

​Worker co-ops are a viable alternative to corporate capitalism, yet they are rarely discussed, speakers argued at a Harvard Law Forum Wednesday.

Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monáe in the music video for "Make Me Feel."

Music Video Breakdown: ‘Make Me Feel’ by Janelle Monáe

In “Make Me Feel,” Janelle Monáe has created something feel-good, and watchable, and incredibly fun to watch.

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‘White Houses’: A Touching Romance With Some History on the Side

​The premise of Amy Bloom’s newest novel, “White Houses,” is inherently risqué: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt has a lesbian love affair with reporter Lorena Hickok.