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Articles: Arts


Our editors curate their favorite stories about Harvardians on screen. 


Our editors curate their favorite literary stories in Harvard Magazine.


photograph of Lizabeth Cohen

Lizabeth Cohen
Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The urban historian is honored—for the second time.


Photograph by Ken Liu

Ken Liu
Photograph © Lisa Tang Liu

Ken Liu’s speculative fiction on maintaining and transcending humanity


Illuminated manuscript page

Manuscript courtesy of Houghton Library/Photograph by Harvard Library Imaging Services

Consequences of book-breaking

March-April 2020

Photograph of Yangsze Choo

Yangsze Choo
Photograph by James Cham

Malaysian-born Yangsze Choo writes novels infused with the tropical mysteries of her childhood.

March-April 2020

Photograph of Jack Gross

Jack Gross
Photograph by Alex Wong/Getty Images

A thumb on the scales

March-April 2020

A view of the Frank House study in 1940, with many books and examples of modern art from the 1930s

The Frank House, in 1940: the study, with a large collection of books on architecture and modern art from the 1930s 
Photograph by Ezra Stoller 1940/ ©2020 Alan I. W. Frank ‘54

Recent books with Harvard connections

March-April 2020

Photo of a young boy reading a book

Bookworms often start young.
Photograph by Fox Photos/Stringer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images


An addiction to reading

March-April 2020