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esperanza spalding, wearing a white jumpsuit with a "Life Force" logo, stands next to an upright bass

esperanza spalding performs at the 2018 New York Live Arts Gala, sporting her signature “Life Force” outfit.

Photograph by Noam Galai/Getty Images


The musician and "songwright" invites the listener in


colorful painting detailing birch trees

Birches Over Pine (1966)

Painting courtesy of the Shelburne Museum

 Exhibit at Vermont's Shelburne Museum offers beauty and vitality

September-October 2022

Array of squashes, tomatoes, and other local produce at Ward's Berry Farm

Ward's Berry Farm, a locally owned farm in Sharon, Mass., has plenty to offer its visitors.


Fun for the whole family in Sharon

September-October 2022

blue skies and green fields and music center building

The music center, sited on a bucolic hill in Groton

© Photograph courtesy of Epstein Joslin Architects

A new regional music center opens in Groton, Massachusetts.

September-October 2022

Photograph of William Randall playing guitar in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971

William Randall channels Andrés Segovia, in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971
Photograph courtesy of the subject

An affecting reunion, and Houghton Library accessible to all

September-October 2022

Photo of Allyson Mendenhall outside

Allyson Mendenhall

Photograph by Jim Harrison

New Harvard Alumni Association president Allyson Mendenhall

September-October 2022

David Andersson standing among his colorful painted portraits

David Andersson among his colorful painted portraits

Photograph courtesy of David Andersson

David Andersson’s quest to reshape the public realm

September-October 2022

Image of Gardner Cox’s unconventional 1960 Felix Frankfurter portrait

Gardner Cox’s unconventional 1960 Frankfurter portrait

Portrait courtesy of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections

Justice Felix Frankfurter, to great controversy, said yes.

September-October 2022

Image of Winslow Homer’s painting Fresh Eggs, 1874

Winslow Homer’s Fresh Eggs, 1874—an example of a new American art and artist, now reinterpreted

Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, gift of the W.L. and May T. Mellon Foundation

Recent books with Harvard connections

September-October 2022