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Articles: Arts

A table with a fancy menu and table settings.

The exhibit's centerpiece re-creates the table setting of a formal dinner held for freshmen of the Harvard Class of 1913. 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.© President and Fellows of Harvard College.


“Resetting the Table,” a new exhibit at the Peabody Museum, examines American food traditions. 


Book cover for "The Don't Represent Us"


How to reform voting and elections in the United States to create a representative democracy


Photograph of President Donald Trump and Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio

President and supporter: Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, pardoned by President Trump

Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images

…and don’t always forgive

November-December 2019

An image of branching red seaweed against a dark-blue background

Sublime seaweed: nature photographer Josie Iselin’s cyanotype of Pikea californica

Photograph by Cyanotype by Josie Iselin

Recent books with Harvard connections

November-December 2019

Photograph of worker between two enormously high stacked bookshelves at the Harvard Depository

Where there are still plenty of real books: the Harvard Depository

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/ HPAC

A visit to the Harvard Depository

November-December 2019

Photograph of Jimmy Hoffa and Chuckie O’Brien near the federal courthouse, March 1, 1964

Close to home: Jimmy Hoffa (foreground) and Chuckie O’Brien near the federal courthouse, March 1, 1964, after Hoffa’s trial for jury-tampering

Photograph by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

A new look at “one of the greatest unsolved crimes in American history”

November-December 2019

Book jackets for "The Hate U Give," "The Diary of Anne Frank," "The Bluest Eye," "Coming of Age in Mississippi," and "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret"

One reader’s perspective


The Institute for World Literature expands global scholarship.

September-October 2019

Photograph of David Damrosch

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Photograph by Stu Rosner

David Damrosch’s literary global reach

September-October 2019