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Articles: Arts

Anna Soltys Morse (red shirt, gray pants) performing hand-to-hand acrobatics with other cast members of the outdoor show Branché

Photograph by Christopher Duggan


Anna Soltys Morse and the art of hand-to-hand flying


Book cover for Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South


Erin Kelly and Salamishah Tillet honored for “searing” and “stylish” writing in biography and criticism


The seven 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

The 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. students discuss subjects from aliens to infrastructural aesthetics.


Film poster for DASH, showing the driver in front of his car on Hollywood Boulevard

The film poster for DASH

Photograph courtesy of Spam Pictures

Actor and producer Alex Molina on filming a feature-length thriller in a single take


The lower halves of two women stylishly dressed in bright colored skirts and high heels

Untitled, c.2000

Photograph  ©Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks/Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

How the artist saw community—and the world 

May-June 2022

tree branch with pinkish-red blossoms

Ruby Red horsechestnut (Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’)

Photograph by William “Ned” Friedman/The Harvard Arnold Arboretum

Lesser-known plants with tricks up their sleeves (or, rather, stems)

May-June 2022

Blanche Calloway spreading her arms during a performance

Blanche Calloway, in her element

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Theater Collection

The success and struggles of a pioneering musician

May-June 2022

Illustration depicting social fissures during pandemic by tearing of the U.S. Constitution

Montage by Jennifer Carling/Harvard Magazine; images from istock

Danielle Allen on America’s broken social contract

May-June 2022

British soldiers and local police searching homes to interrogate subjects during Mau May rebellion, c. 1954

Members of the Devon Regiment and police, searching homes during the Mau Mau rebellion, round up local people for interrogation c. 1954.

Photographs by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images

A new history indicts the British imperium.

May-June 2022