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'Talking to Ourselves' an Affecting Examination of Death

Neuman ties together his characters’ thoughts with an effective and chronologically elastic narrative, which magnifies the already staggering emotional and technical depth of his unforgettable “Talking to Ourselves.”

Ian Morris
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Ian Morris

Stanford Professor Ian Morris talks about his new book, "War! What Is It Good For?" at the Harvard Book Store on April 21.

Ian Morris
Books

Today in Photos (04/21/2014)

Ian Morris
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Visiting Stanford Professor Discusses Impacts of War

During a book talk at the Harvard Book Store Monday evening, Stanford professor of history and Classics Ian Morris argued that wars force society to become stronger and less violent.

Coop Election
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Low Voter Turnout in Coop Elections is Concerning but Familiar

With a week left until the end of elections for the Harvard Coop’s board of directors on April 24, candidates and Coop management remain uncertain whether enough members will ultimately vote in the elections.

Wilson and Coughlon with their books
Books

What's On Your Bookshelf?: Coughlon and Wilson Edition

“We should probably tell her about competitive reading,” Coughlon says to Wilson. It turns out the pair’s massive collection isn’t just a hobby—it’s a full-fledged rivalry. Both friends use the website Goodreads to track what they’ve read. Wilson explains, “I’d started in high school, and was mean to Sarah freshman year about her reading habits, and it just so happened that Goodreads instituted a Challenge Yourself book-reading competition, and so we ended up not only challenging ourselves, but each other. We both read 100 or more books [that] year.”

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'Eyes' a Real Dog

“With My Dog-Eyes” is not a lost masterpiece; it is a call to action, to reform a critical atmosphere in which failure to communicate is raised to the acme of aesthetic virtue.

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'Downs' Reaches Great Heights

The novel itself is unassuming enough: a meek paperback totaling 165 pages, easily lost among a bookshelf of grander volumes. However, the old adage about judgment and covers should be taken seriously here—this little book has a lot to say.

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Sharma Depicts Tragic 'Family Life'

“Family Life” beautifully addresses the narrow-mindedness of focusing on social prosperity and serves as a reminder that family always comes first.

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Lydia Davis Can and Will

Davis’s terrain is the quotidian, but through sparse prose and incredible candor, she is able to examine the minutiae and mundane elements of our lives in abstraction.

Chua and Rubenfeld discuss The Triple Package
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Chua and Rubenfeld discuss The Triple Package

Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua talk about their new book, The Triple Package, in the Kirkland JCR on Friday. Their book, which came out in February, discusses factors behind the success of different cultural groups in America.

Overcoming the Odds
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Overcoming the Odds

Best selling authors Benjamin A. Mezrich ’91 (left) and Scott H. Stossel ’91 (right) describe the many challenges they faced as they developed their writing careers, after attending Harvard College, on Thursday, April 4.

Conversations with Ben Mezrich and Scott Stossel
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Conversations with Ben Mezrich and Scott Stossel

Best selling authors Benjamin A. Mezrich ’91 (left) and Scott H. Stossel ’91 (right) describe the many challenges they faced as they developed their writing careers, after attending Harvard College, on Thursday, April 4.

i3 '14
College

Today in Photos (04/04/2014)

Thermonuclear Monarchy
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Thermonuclear Monarchy

English professor Elaine Scarry discusses her new book “Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom,” on Thursday, April 3.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance