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Articles: Arts

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

Arts

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

4.10.20

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

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(1 of 5) Iconography of an author: Karl May as his famous character Old Shatterhand, with silver rifle (ca. 1900)

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

March-April 2020

An official Houghton envelope with the words: "Memorandum regarding Eliot Hale letters, instructions enclosed."

"I'd seen this thing sitting on a shelf in the vault for years," curator Leslie Morris says: the Houghton envelope containing a sealed envelope and instructions from T.S. Eliot. Image courtesy of Houghton Library/Harvard University

A bombshell letter from modernist poet T.S. Eliot, 50 years after his death

1.30.20

Cozy Map Room Tea Lounge with books, bar, and vaulted ceiling

The casual Map Room Tea Lounge offers “bar bites,” like the charcuterie board and tartines
Photograph by Binita Patel

 

The Boston Public Library’s cozy winter hideout

January-February 2020

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

November-December 2019

Book jackets for "The Hate U Give," "The Diary of Anne Frank," "The Bluest Eye," "Coming of Age in Mississippi," and "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret"

One reader’s perspective

8.11.19

The Institute for World Literature expands global scholarship.

September-October 2019

Photograph of David Damrosch

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(1 of 4) David Damrosch
Photograph by Stu Rosner

David Damrosch’s literary global reach

September-October 2019

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

September-October 2019