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Articles: Arts

A rehearsal scene from The Squirrel Plays

Courtesy of Olivia Munk

Arts

A graduate’s foray into the “real world” of fringe theater

7.19.18

Photograph of gymsuit by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Lest young ladies’ “tides” be deranged

July-August 2018

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

July-August 2018

Illustration by Sonia Pulido

Keith Gessen’s second novel deftly interweaves politics and personal history.

July-August 2018

When sail was swift. Pallada in Nagasaki (1854; no artist given), from A World of Empires.

Photograph by Paul Fearn/Alamy Stock Photo

Recent books with Harvard connections

July-August 2018

Robert Humphreville, a frequent Harvard Film Archive accompanist, says he’s mostly asked to play comedies, especially from “the big three”: Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton. (A scene from Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. appears over his shoulder.)

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Three pianists making silent film sing

July-August 2018

Madelyn Ho during a playful moment in Esplanade, one of choreographer Paul Taylor’s most famous works

Photograph by Paul B. Goode

Madelyn Ho pursued two tracks: modern dance, and getting her M.D.

July-August 2018

W.H. Auden

Photograph from the Library of Congress

A sweeping history of the idea of privacy in America

July-August 2018

Tom Morello at a 2016 show in Inglewood, California

Photograph by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

With his supergroup Prophets of Rage, the musician faces down a president.

July-August 2018