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Akhil Sharma

Photograph by Nicholas Prakas


Akhil Sharma is less interested in ideology in itself than in politics as a backdrop to emotional conflict.


Ensemble members reminisce in Party People, about the Black Panthers and Young Lords.

Photograph by Jenny Graham

Historical plays for a nation “stuck in the middle”

September-October 2017

The young Rachel Carson (1940); Abraham Lincoln, wearied by the Civil War (1864); and the Endurance in the crushing grip of polar ice

From Left: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Library of Congress (2)

The Business School’s Nancy Koehn analyzes the personal stakes that propel leaders.

September-October 2017

Though songwriter Dan Wilson mostly stays out of the spotlight these days…

Photograph by Devin Pedde

The Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dan Wilson reclaims his catalog.

September-October 2017

To simply say that the White Cliffs of Dover are made of chalk would miss the point of Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World. The chalk giving the famous cliffs their white appearance was formed from the exoskeletons of plated marine microbes called coccolithophores. 

All images from Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World, by Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter. Copyright ©2017 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

On Earth, microbes run the show.

September-October 2017

Photograph by Elsa Dorfman

Elsa Dorfman, BI ’73, looks back on her photography.

September-October 2017

Derek Bok and other scholars weigh in on improving universities and colleges—and why that’s hard to do.

September-October 2017

Branch Line, which pairs fresh fare with craft beers on tap, has transformed part of an historic building at the former Watertown Arsenal.

Photograph by Melissa Ostrow

Branch Line, at the Watertown Arsenal, has solid brasserie-style fare.

September-October 2017

World’s End offers stunning views of Hingham Harbor…

Courtesy of the Trustees of Reservations

A day trip to Hingham

September-October 2017