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Head and torso of a man painted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

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(1of 4) Details from The Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s ceiling

Photograph © Vatican Museum

Arts

Nicholas Callaway publishes the Sistine Chapel in closeup.

2.9.21

A collage of emblematic figures in American history set against the Stars and Stripes

Illustration by Alex Williamson.

In a new book, Louis Menand probes the cultural currents of postwar America.

March-April 2021

Solomon Gate in an open position.

Solomon Gate in its typical open position

 

At Houghton and Lamont libraries, a creative new entry into the Yard

March-April 2021

Head and torso of a man painted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

(Click on arrow at right to view additonal images)
(1of 4) Details from The Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s ceiling

Photograph © Vatican Museum

Nicholas Callaway publishes the Sistine Chapel in closeup.

March-April 2021

Historic photograph of heap of fabric scraps

The heap: a mound of scrap fabric documents an industry, and a term.

Photograph courtesy of Hanna Rose Shell

“From Devil’s Dust to the Renaissance of Rags”—a surprising account of scrap

March-April 2021

An illustration showing a human head in profile, suggesting the elements of distinctive Western psychology

Illustration by Matt Chase, from the book

Reinterpreting the distinctive psychology of the human West

March-April 2021

Photograph of author Justin Deabler

Justin Deabler

Photograph Courtesy of Justin Deabler

Fiction about “the power that comes to us when we uncloset ourselves”

March-April 2021

Historic images of Francis Drake and Elizabeth I, who feature in a new book by Laurence Bergreen

Francis Drake and Elizabeth I, the stars of Laurence Bergreen’s new seafaring epic

Public Domain

Recent books with Harvard connections

March-April 2021

Hands typing on a computer keyboard.

Join other aspiring and established writers for The Muse & The Marketplace conference in April.
Photograph by iStock

This Boston conference offers a virtual writing retreat.

March-April 2021