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Map of New York City, 1895

This 1895 map of New York City was created by socialist activist Walter Vrooman, who hoped that by showing the "concrete socialism" of every street, park, school, public building, and public dock in red (and allowing private enterprises to recede into the white background), he might persuade readers that the rest of the map should be socialist as well. 

From the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/Boston Public Library

Arts

Curator Garrett Dash Nelson ’09 on the Boston Public Library’s exhibition of “persuasive cartography” 

6.17.20

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20

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.

May-June 2020

A possible film about cardiologist Paul Dudley White

March-April 2020

German author Karl May dressed as his Old West hero, Old Shatterhand

Click on arrow at right to view full image and image gallery
(1 of 5) Iconography of an author: Karl May as his famous character Old Shatterhand, with silver rifle (ca. 1900)

Photograph by Ullstein bild Dtl./Contributor/Getty Images

Brief life of a myth-making writer: 1842-1912

March-April 2020

Side-by-side portraits of Joshuah Campbell and Gabe Fox-Peck

Movie music-makers Joshuah Campbell (left) and Gabe Fox-Peck

Photographs courtesy of Joshuah Campbell and Gabe Fox-Peck

An Oscar-nominated collaboration

2.7.20

Ben Zauzmer

Ben Zauzmer—a titan in the world of Oscars analytics
Photograph courtesy of Ben Zauzmer

Ben Zauzmer '15 tackles Oscars predictions, with math. 

2.5.20

Provincetown harbor in the winter

Provincetown’s winter harbor
Photograph by Age Fotostock/Alamy Stock Photo

Just enough art, culture, terrific food, and lively conversation....

January-February 2020

A procession of women heading toward a lake

At the 2019 Artlake Festival in Germany, Chen (in red skirt) and artist Annique Delphine (pink skirt) lead Heal Her, a traveling workshop of collective storytelling and art for sexual-violence survivors.
Photograph by Molly Baber

Lena Chen transforms trauma into art and performance.

January-February 2020