In a new book, Louis Menand probes the cultural currents of postwar America.
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“We must begin to confront the reality of a past in which academic curiosity and opportunity overwhelmed humanity,” Harvard president Lawrence Bacow wrote.
Photograph by Stu Rosner; Painting: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1750) by François Boucher/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap
A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.
In a year like no other, read a selection of Harvard Magazine stories on the forces that will shape the presidential election outcome.
Confronting “some of the most challenging images in the history of photography”
Photograph by Steph Stevens
How apocalyptic narratives help make sense of the modern world
Photograph courtesy of Martin Puchner
A German American scholar is unsettled by an ancestor’s secret.
A selection of our stories on musicians, composers, conductors, music scholars, and more