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Articles: Arts

An older couple standing in a large room filled with pianos

Patricia and Edmund Michael Frederick have been collecting and restoring historical pianos since the 1970s.

Photograph by Jim Harrison


An instrument restorer’s beautiful obsession


Historic portrait of Henry Clarke Warren

Henry Clarke Warren, 1879
Photograph courtesy of Harvard University Archives

Brief life of a Harvard-educated Buddhist scholar: 1854-1899

March-April 2023

Elif Batuman

Elif Batuman

Photography by Dan Tuffs/Alamy Stock Photo

On Elif Batuman’s fictions

January-February 2023

Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng

Photograph by Kieran Kesner

“Our Missing Hearts” embodies the author’s hope that storytelling can be an agent of change.

November-December 2022

Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos

Photograph by Lisa Abitbol

 A Harvard Magazine Q & A with Evan Osnos ’98, author of Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury


William Tamplin in his Marine Corps dress blues uniform

Translator William Tamplin joined the Marine Corps earlier this year. 

Photograph courtesy of William Tamplin

William Tamplin, Ph.D. ’20,  on the lyricism and secrecy of an Arabic literary pioneer 


Wendy Lesser standing happily among her books

Wendy Lesser

Photograph by Glenn Matsumura

The revered literary magazine editor discusses the writing (and reading) life.

July-August 2022

The seven 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

The 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. students discuss subjects from aliens to infrastructural aesthetics.


Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard University

An alumna and faculty member at a new Harvard tradition