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Articles: Research

Photograph by Barcin/iStock


A new study quantifies the global impact of declines in a single nutrient in a single crop, and hints at wider impacts.


Humanities in the age of money


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Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907
©2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image from the Bridgeman Art Library

A Harvard scholar presents the “untold origins of a modern masterpiece.”

July-August 2019

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Sarah Lewis
Photograph by Melissa Blackall

At a seminal conference, black creative intellectuals explore white supremacy, the arts, and justice. 


Homi Bhabha (left), Masha Gessen (center), and Jacqueline Bhabha (right)

Photograph by Tia Ann Chapman

The Russian-American journalist challenges “moral defaults” about immigrants. 


Illustration by Robert Neubecker

What the rare bright spots in American high-school education teach

May-June 2019

Rafael Campo
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Rafael Campo’s compassionate care

May-June 2019

Houghton Library’s redesigned exterior will feature a fully accessible entrance with ramped walkways.

Rendering courtesy of Ann Beha Architects

A renovation to make Houghton Library “open to all”

May-June 2019

Min Jin Lee

Photograph by Ella Rinaldo

“I worry a great deal about how Koreans are perceived,” the author says.