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A still image from the film, This is Love, showing Rudy Love in shadowed profile

InThis is Love,filmmakers John Alexander and JC Guest document Rudy Love’s scattered, euphoric, tumultuous life.

Image courtesy of The Love Story LLC


John Alexander follows the ups and downs of funk musician Rudy Love.


Photograph of Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead
Photograph by Chris Close 

The Nickel Boys wins the 2020 prize for fiction.


Birder David Barrett pictured at Central Park

Barrett at a favorite birding site overlooking Turtle Pond, in Central Park, with Manhattan’s Upper East Side beyond

Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer

A quest to chronicle New York City’s avian community

May-June 2020

Photograph of downtown Yamhill, Oregon, with general store

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(1 of 3) Yamhill’s physical charm, complete with a general store, may make it easy to overlook its people’s struggles.

Photograph by Lynsey Addario

Americans diminished by “social poverty”

May-June 2020

A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words

May-June 2020

Photograph of Radcliffe Bunting Fellows circa 1964-1972

Bunting Fellows in conversation, circa 1964-1972; Tillie Olsen, holding a cup, is at right.

Photograph by Olive Pierce (circa 1964-1972). Copyright © the Pierce family. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

From “women’s confinement” to “women’s liberation” at the Radcliffe Institute

May-June 2020

Paul Yoon

Paul Yoon

Photograph by Peter Yoon

Novelist Paul Yoon explores Laos’s forgotten war.

May-June 2020

J. B. Jackson drawing of telephone poles on open plain

“Telephone Poles” (1947): an ordinary landscapeobserved and drawn by J.B. Jackson

Courtesy of Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

Recent books with Harvard connections

May-June 2020

Photograph of swimming hole cut in ice

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The Business School’s Rebecca Henderson reimagines capitalism to save the planet.

May-June 2020