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Soyoung Lee

Photograph by Audrey Kotkin


Korean art expert Soyoung Lee will join the museums in September.


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

Seen at the Arnold Arboretum: a paperbark maple in winter

Photograph by Jim Harrison

A veteran photographer of people turns his lens to plants.

July-August 2018