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  • Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:15
    After six years, the Harvard Art Museums will reopen to the public on Nov. 16. The renovation and restoration has united the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under a spectacular glass roof. Get an inside look at the Harvard Art Museums' transformation in Monday’s daily Gazette, which will feature a special edition dedicated exclusively to the renovation and reopening.
  • Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:29
    Last month in this space, historian Steven Mintz previewed his forthcoming history of modern American adulthood by taking up recent commentaries on the death of adulthood in American culture. Below, Mintz turns to American literary treatments of grown-up life, which have more often depicted coming of age as a struggle against new constraints than as an entrée to independence. ----- American literature has long had a problem with adulthood. The most obvious examples, of course, are found among...
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 14:12
    This month John Berryman's longtime publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is marking his 100th birthday by reissuing some of his best-known work.
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 08:54
    Filmmaker Peter Davis '57 discusses his Academy Award-winning documentary "Hearts and Minds" and the importance of remembering Vietnam 40 years later.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 15:28
    Author Russell Banks talks about the search for spiritual meaning, in life and fiction, ahead of delivering the Divinity School’s 2014 Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 14:46
    The Harvard Art Museums announced today an additional inaugural special exhibition that will be on view in the museums’ newly renovated and expanded facility, opening November 16, 2014. Rebecca Horn: “Work in Progress” features a select group of the artist’s multiples, photographs, and early films, on view through May 10, 2015, in the museums’ new University Research Gallery. In conjunction with the exhibition, a specially commissioned kinetic sculpture, Flying Books under Black Rain Painting (...
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:04
    Learning From Performers guest artist, pianist Jonathan Biss, talks about family influence, Beethoven and the MOOC mission.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 17:01
    Pusey Library exhibit “Lives of the Great Patriotic War” is a multimedia glimpse at surviving Jewish veterans whose presence in the Red Army is a little-known story.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 16:32
    In his NYT column today, David Brooks discusses political discrimination (“partyism”), a social phenomenon characterized by an increasing willingness to make moral judgments about others based purely on political labels. To Brooks, it’s a perspective that turns politics into “a Manichean struggle of light and darkness,” profoundly debases human interaction, and erroneously conflates the personal and the political. Political scientist Russell Muirhead, though, sees the potential benefit of...
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 13:32
    Producer and A.R.T. honoree Rocco Landesman: "Do something you're passionate about."