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Articles: Arts

Reginald Dwayne Betts seated in front of a black background

Reginald Dwayne Betts performs Felon: A play; A discourse during a virtual lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine 

Arts

Poet and lawyer—and MacArthur “genius”—Reginald Dwayne Betts on art and imprisonment

10.6.21

Photo of Carolyn Gold and the cover of her book, When I Died

Carolyn Gold intended her book to be a resource for other brain-injury patients.

Photograph courtesy of Carolyn Gold; photo collage by Niko Yaitanes

Alumna Carolyn Gold on finding a “new self” after West Nile encephalitis

10.14.21

Photograph of the iconic Monticello, suggesting that Jefferson’s role as an owner of enslaved people needs to be made part of his history

Monticello dominates most Americans’ image of Thomas Jefferson…

Photograph by iStock

A powerful public history of slavery in America

November-December 2021

Specimen cicadas, a photograph of Harvard museum collections

Striking cicada specimens, from the museum holdings

Photograph by Diana Zlatanovski

Recent books with Harvard connections

November-December 2021

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Photograph courtes of Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta ’01 finds truth in the border between fact and fiction.

November-December 2021

Photo of President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Polarizing pick: President Donald Trump applauds newly confirmed associate justice Amy Coney Barrett, October 26, 2020.

Photograph by Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

 

Linda Greenhouse on the 2020-2021 Supreme Court—and the changes to come

November-December 2021

Namwali Serpell speaking on video chat from her office

Namwali Serpell
Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

The acclaimed author and English professor will explore mourning and reunion in The Furrows: An Elegy.

9.16.21

Composite illustration of African American poets Phillis Wheatley, Melvin B. Tolson, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Laurence Dunbar

Left to right: Phillis Wheatley, Melvin B. Tolson, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Laurence Dunbar. In the background: On Virtue, written in 1766 by Phillis Wheatley

Photomontage illustration by Niko Yaitanes

Kevin Young’s anthology of African American poetry, from Phillis Wheatley to hip hop

September-October 2021

Photograph of a mathematician's blackboard, from the book Do Not Erase

Ana Balibanu’s chalkboard, like the others in Do Not Erase, provides a glimpse into the mathematical mind at work.

Photograph by Jessica Wynne

Recent books with Harvard connections

September-October 2021