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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.

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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.


Portrait of an Artist: Alumna Adeyemi ‘15’s Own ‘Black Panther’ With Magic

Tomi J. Adeyemi ’15 is a Nigerian American YA fantasy author living in San Diego, California.

The White House

What (the Hell) Happened: Post-Trump Political Satire

Comedy has struggled hugely (or “yugely,” as the case may be) to speak to both aspects of the Trump phenomenon. Usually, modern Trump comedy errs on the side of easy humor with a touch of desperation.

On Campus

Protest as Poetry at the “Migration and the Humanities” Conference

​The Feb. 8 and 9 “Migration and the Humanities” conference, organized by the Mahindra Humanities Center, set out to illustrate a point: that the humanities are a powerful way of understanding the modern migratory experience.

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‘Heather, The Totality,’ a Gripping Noir Bildungsroman

Everyone in “Heather” is governed by the same primality; everyone pulsates with the same hunger. The only remaining question is which hunger will prove stronger—and, as Weiner concludes his strange and compelling debut, the ending feels exactly as it should be. Weiner’s answer is definitive. The result is “Heather, the Totality,” in its totality: a noir bildungsroman with a statement to make about class, objectification, and what it means to grow up.

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Arts Spotlight: George Abrams ’57

It’s a good home for art because Harvard has been the center of interest in Old Master drawings since the early 20th century in the United States. There are great scholars and teachers and curators—it’s one of the major places in the world for Old Master drawings.

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‘Uncommon Type’ Treads Familiar Ground

“Uncommon Type” is almost surreal in its total escapism. Hanks creates a world anyone would want to live in—and one that is a far cry from the real thing.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An Elementary School in Boston: Harvard Freshmen Perform ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

The show was strategically placed during Freshman Family Weekend: The cast, all Harvard freshman, were singing to their parents.

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Crimson and (A Study in) Scarlet: Sherlock Holmes Turns 125

Happy birthday, Sherlock Holmes. A lot has changed in 125 years, but we still need the detective work you represent.

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Portrait of an Artist: Najya A. Williams

Najya A. Williams ’20, who lives in Dunster House, has recently published her first book, a poetry chapbook called “Cotton.” Her poetry discusses racial injustice and Williams’ perspective as an Afro-Caribbean woman.


At the Orpheum, The Script Runs on Familiar Energy

The band is back, just barely, and they still have all the relentless enthusiasm of novelty.

The Mindy Project

'The Mindy Project': “Is That All There Is?” Promises a Fitting End to the Series

“Is That All There Is?” is kind to its characters, kind in a way that is typical of the show’s past and promising for its future