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Articles: Arts

Bob Dylan in 1965. Already, the classical world was starting to influence his writing.

Photograph from Granger

Arts

In a new book, classicist Richard Thomas explores Bob Dylan’s literary ties to ancient Greece and Rome.

10.6.17

Nancy Churnin’s biographies for children span time and space. 

 

 
 

Nancy Churnin’s picture-book biographies for children span time and space.

January-February 2018

Father Columba Stewart

Photograph by Guytano Magno/Hill Museum & Manuscript Library/Saint John’s University

A globe-trotting monk with the Benedictine “survival gene” seeks out treasured manuscripts.

 

January-February 2018

Recent books with Harvard connections

January-February 2018

Portraits of James Madison, 1816, by John Vanderlyn and of Dolley Madison, 1804, by Gilbert Stuart

Paintings courtesy of the White House Historical Association

Lincoln Caplan reviews Noah Feldman’s The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

 

January-February 2018

Dara Horn

Photograph by Michael B. Priest

 

Dara Horn breathes life into classical Jewish sources.

 
 

January-February 2018

Photograph by iStock Images

A doctor’s take on the destruction of medicine

 

January-February 2018

Norbert “Nubbins” Wiener, shown here in boyhood, was 14 when he matriculated at Harvard in 1909.

Photograph courtesy of the MIT Museum

Parents and superkids, then and now

 

January-February 2018

Fred Moten
Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer

 

Fred Moten’s subversive black-studies scholarship

January-February 2018