A Democratic Landscape

Michael Van Valkenburgh and the making of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Off the Shelf

Painting with Monet, birding with Thoreau, and other recent books

On Being “Printerly”

An art historian analyzes an overlooked medium.

by Murray Whyte

Vision and Justice

How photographs promote social justice

by Nina Pasquini

The DNA of World Literature

A new Norton Anthology, edited by Harvard’s Martin Puchner, reimagines the global literary tradition. 

by Nina Pasquini

A New Chapter for Harvard Arts

The Office for the Arts turns 50, and its longtime director steps down.

by Lydialyle Gibson

Developing Dads

Exploring the evolutionary biology of human fathers as caretakers

by Richard G. Bribiescas

Off the Shelf

Nicholas Kristof reporting, why voting matters, becoming famous, and more in books

Israel, Idea and State

How should Progressive Jews reconcile the changing nature of Israel today as state and ideal?

In Egypt, Doors Closing

Leslie T. Change ’91 explores the lives of three women in the Egyptian textile industry.

Who Was John Greenleaf Whittier?

Homes of the poet and abolitionist, whose verses were said to have inspired Abraham Lincoln. 

by Nell Porter-Brown