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Tim Whitmarsh
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Tim Whitmarsh

Tim Whitmarsh, a Classics professor at Cambridge University, gave a lecture called "Walking with Socrates: Space, Place and Athenian Philosophy" in Sever Hall Wednesday. The lecture was a part of the James Loeb Lecture Series.

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'Kingdom of the Young': When Style Ruins a Story

Edie Meidav’s short story anthology “Kingdom of the Young” fails to meet high expectations: Though her previous three novels were universally acclaimed, her first anthology does not live up to the hype.

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein, an award-winning journalist and author, explores the complicated relationship between capitalism and climate change at a talk in First Parish Church Wednesday evening.

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‘Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast’ More of a Four-Course Meal

“A poet’s poet’s poet,” as acclaimed poet John Ashbery described her, Elizabeth Bishop, one of the finest mid-twentieth century American poets, is masterfully portrayed in Megan Marshall’s new biography, “Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast.” Marshall, a former student of Bishop’s, interweaves a richly descriptive account of Bishop’s personal life and artistic output with sections about Marshall’s own life.

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'Wait Till You See Me Dance': A Woeful Anthology

Every story has a fair amount of sadness, and because of the short length of the majority of the stories, this anthology doesn’t permit for more than a one-note depressing reading experience

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Reading of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero

Michael DeForge reads from his comic book, “Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero”, a series of one-page adventures about Sticks Angelica.

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Michael DeForge Brings New Project 'Sticks Angelica' to Cambridge

​On Tuesday, March 27, dozens of fans packed into the Harvard Book Store to see writer and illustrator Michael DeForge give a presentation on his newly released graphic novel, “Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero.” The event consisted of a comic book reading, a musical performance from guest Sadie Dupuis, and a question-and-answer session.

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Arts Asks: Elif Batuman on Autobiographical Inspiration

Elif I. Batuman ’99, a staff writer for The New Yorker, is the author of the newly published novel “The Idiot.” The book chronicles the experiences of Selin Karadag, a Turkish American beginning her freshman year at Harvard in 1995. Batuman spoke with The Harvard Crimson about her writing process and sources of inspiration, both literary and autobiographical.

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A Day in the Life of 'Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero'

The graphic novel strategically uses ridiculous scenarios as a lens through which to observe a type of daily life that makes the normal feel peculiar and the peculiar feel normal. In a matter-of-fact style, DeForge imbues the book’s strange anecdotes with unexpected depth.

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‘The Idiot’ Embraces Culture, Romance, and Humor

In her second novel, “The Idiot,” Elif Batuman ‘99 explores freshman Selin Karadag’s experience during her first year at Harvard. The novel successfully offers a meaningful reflection on culture, love, and personality through humorous quips, character building, and chronological structure.