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A quilt from the Shape/View series: 2015–2017, all works hand-stitched cotton View III 43×57 in.

Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery

 

Arts

Anna Von Mertens depicts the findings of female astronomers using quilts and drawings.

11.8.18

W.H. Auden

Photograph from the Library of Congress

A sweeping history of the idea of privacy in America

July-August 2018

Hanna Holborn Gray

Photograph courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

The former University of Chicago president and Harvard Corporation fellow crafts a timely memoir.

May-June 2018

Battle hymn: surmounting the Berlin Wall, November 10, 1989, to the tune of “Ode to Joy,” a setting Beethoven scarcely imagined

Photograph by Peter Kneffel/AP IMages

Recent books with Harvard connections

May-June 2018

Richard III

Photograph by Bridgeman Art Library

Stephen Greenblatt mines Shakespeare to interpret modern times.

May-June 2018

Jim and Deb Fallows in his hometown, Redlands, California

Photograph by Coco McKown

James ’70 and Deborah Fallows ’71 explore “what the hell is happening in America.”

May-June 2018

Nell Scovell

Photograph by Robert Trachtenberg

TV writer Nell Scovell looks back on Just the Funny Parts.

March-April 2018

Illustration by Peter Horvath

Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now defends science from modern-day foes.

March-April 2018

A flyer Gorey illustrated for a 1952 Poets' Theatre performance.

Edward Gorey/ Announcement for The Poets’ Theatre performance in Fogg Museum Court, May, 1952/ Offset lithography on paper, 5 1/2 x 14 in./©The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust

Edward Gorey’s own art collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum

March-April 2018