Humanities & Arts

How Not to Write about Minorities

Viet Thanh Nguyen urges moving beyond the “sob story.”

by Max J. Krupnick

#MeToo Meets Mt. Olympus

A new play at the A.R.T. provides a modern take on ancient mythologies   

by Max J. Krupnick

Bringing Art to Life

Cecilia Zhou’s approach to makeup, protest, and science

by Max J. Krupnick

Marla Frederick Named Dean of Harvard Divinity School

The scholar of the African American religious experience will become dean January 1.

by Jonathan Shaw

Speaking Volumes

Glimpsing Harvard’s East Asian language materials collection

by Nell Porter Brown

Tracing the Enslaved to Modern Descendants

A new technique for connecting ancient DNA to living relatives may have implications for institutions with legacies of slavery.

by Jonathan Shaw

Among the Brokenhearted

The ministry of Matthew Ichihashi Potts

by Nancy Walecki

Hume, Heaney, Harvard—and Peace in Northern Ireland

In life and literature, living “dangerously out between” opposing factions while seeking common ground

by Marilynn Richtarik

Henry Clarke Warren

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

by David Gauld

The Case for Cultural Appropriation

How humans hybridize their civilizations

Humanists All

What is lost in the precipitous decline of the arts and humanities