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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

The cast of "The Hot Wing King"

The cast of The Hot Wing King

Photograph by Monique Carboni

Playwright Katori Hall on the joy—and trauma—of black life

July-August 2020

The Chelsea Theatre building

The artistic mission of the renovated Chelsea Theatre is partly informed by its public-housing neighborhood.

Photograph by Maurice Savage/Alamy Stock Photo

Joshua McTaggart leads London’s Chelsea Theatre into a new era.

May-June 2020

Elizabeth Banks looks at the camera as she rides in a convertible with two members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Elizabeth Banks smiled and waved to the crowd along the parade route.
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/KD

Elizabeth Banks and Ben Platt received this year’s honors.

2.10.20

Photograph of the two actors on stage

Actors Jon Michael Hill (seated) and Namir Smallwood in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Pass Over
Photograph by Jeremy Daniel

 

 

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu confronts race, religion, and her personal history.

March-April 2020

Scene from "Gloria, A Life," showing women marching in solidarity with protest sign

From the New York City production
Photograph by Joan Marcus

“Gloria: A Life,” at the American Repertory Theater

January-February 2020

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 Hasty Pudding Theatricals poster from 1910 showing a debutante curtseying

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals art from 1910, advertising Diana’s Debut
Image courtesy of the Harvard Theatre Collection

“Shingles” and other art of the Hasty Pudding from the Harvard Theatre Collection.

January-February 2020