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Rudy Ruiz

Rudy Ruiz

Photograph courtesy of Rudy Ruiz

Arts

Author Rudy Ruiz carries on his Mexican-American family’s storytelling tradition.

12.7.21

One “beautiful” encounter set Michael Stanley on his own humane path to neurology and writing.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Michael Stanley and the covenant of medicine

January-February 2022

Charles Duhigg at home.

Photograph of Charles Duhigg by Glenn Matsumura 

Charles Duhigg unpacks how individuals and organizations work at war, on Wall Street, and in Silicon Valley

January-February 2022

During her Norton Lectures, Laurie Anderson plays a violin of her own invention.

During her Norton Lectures, Laurie Anderson sometimes dances with herself or plays a violin of her own invention.
Screenshot by Lily Scherlis

Artist Laurie Anderson delivers her fifth virtual Norton Lecture on Wednesday.

11.8.21

The staircase inside of Harvard COOP

The main staircase inside the renovated Harvard COOP, with updated signage.

Photograph by Kristina DeMichele/Harvard Magazine

Adapting to new conditions—but books are still a “core business”

10.27.21

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

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

Photographic portrait of James Agee

James Agee

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard University Archives

Bow and Arrow’s mechanic, James Agee’s creative turbulence

September-October 2021

Mark Saltveit writes "Wow" on a piece of glass

World champion palindromist Mark Saltveit and one of the simplest palindromes in the English language

Photograph by Caleb Kenna

Mark Saltveit and the art of the palindrome

September-October 2021