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Articles: Arts

Post-Title IX, more women have entered competitive sports like basketball.

Courtesy of Schlesinger Library


How Title IX expanded women’s opportunities in sports


Children’s grotto cave at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas

Images from The Magic of Children’s Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design, by Lolly Tai. Used by permission of Temple University Press. © 2017 by Temple University. All Rights Reserved.

Beach reading, the West, segregation, gardening with children, and more

July-August 2017

Where the coastal “professional-managerial elite” are not: view of a closed coal facility from Green Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A review of Joan Williams’s powerful book on the resentments reshaping American politics

July-August 2017

Stephen Peabody, 1809, by John Johnston

Photograph by American Antiquarian Society

The diary of a “unexceptional collegian”—attending class, or not

July-August 2017

Tahmima Anam

Photograph courtesy of Tahmima Anam

Tahmima Anam’s Bengal trilogy finds a resting place.

July-August 2017

Colson Whitehead

Photograph by Michael Lionstar

Journalist, novelist, and social scientist honored


Steampunk style merges “neo-Victorian fashion with retro-futuristic technology.”

Photograph by Bobbi Lane

Steampunk Festival celebrates art and history in Waltham, Massachusetts

May-June 2017

A Conservative Party poster, circa 1900, the year the precursor of the Labour Party first participated in a general election

Poster from Getty Images

Scholarly lessons from Europe prove pertinent today.

May-June 2017

The Vineyard’s south shore, from the Wequobsque Cliffs to Lucy Vincent Beach: inviting—and endangered

Photograph by David R. Foster

A natural history of Martha’s Vineyard, and other books with Harvard connections

May-June 2017