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Brookings Fellow Lays Out Transition Plan for New Middle Eastern Regimes

In his new book on unfinished revolutions in the Middle East, Brookings Institution Senior Foreign Policy Fellow Ibrahim Fraihat proposed that new governments lead inclusive national discussions to avoid violence and civil war.

Graphic Novels
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Graphic Novels

Students read “Nat Turner,” a graphic novel by Kyle Baker during class with special guest lecturer Professor James Peterson.

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The Creative Classroom

The Crimson Arts delves into the curricular arts—academic projects, faculty perspectives, and interdisciplinary hidden gems—for its first-ever themed spring supplement.

Eligible
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Eligible

Eligible
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‘Eligible’ a Successful Play on Austen

While its plot might be similar (albeit with much-needed contemporary twists) and its characters might possess the same names, it does not try to evoke poetic phrases or present mind-shattering commentary on the world. Instead, Sittenfeld has successfully crafted a fun, engaging romp whose greatest mission is to excite any Jane Austen fan.

Honor System Table
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Cantabrigian Hustle: Behind the Honor System Book Table

Unlike Scarbrough's book table in patrician Cambridge, which sits just opposite an expensive chocolatier and a pricey Italian clothing shop, the outlet is located in an economically depressed neighborhood, inside the yawning abyss of what clearly used to be a factory floor.

Honor System Table
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Honor System Table

Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore
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Pulitzer Prize winner at Bookstore

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen speaks at Harvard Bookstore about his books, which center around the Vietnam War or, as it’s called in Vietnam, the American War. His debut novel The Sympathizer was just awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The Association of Small Bombs
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The Association of Small Bombs

The Association of Small Bombs
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'The Association of Small Bombs' Renders the Aftermath of Terror

Mahajan delves into the most pressing urgencies of the human experience and twists the reader’s sympathies with tremendous dexterity. He accomplishes all of this within beautifully sparkling prose—a rare combination that makes “The Association of Small Bombs” an indubitable standout.

Passing in History
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Passing in History

Author Allyson Hobbs discusses her new book, A Chosen Exile, which examines black individuals who have passed as racially white throughout history.

Sarah Bakewell
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Sarah Bakewell

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Sarah Bakewell
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Sarah Bakewell on Alienation, Existentialism, and People's Lives

Philosophical nonfiction author Sarah Bakewell speaks with The Crimson about her newest work and her own story.

The Year of the Runaways
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The Year of the Runaways

The Year of the Runaways
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'The Year of the Runaways' Incisive, Honest

British-Indian author Sunjeev Sahota’s sophomore novel is a political statement that addresses many difficult topics—from familial duty and faith in God to casteism and disillusionment of the world we live in—for an intensely immersive story that, through its forthrightness, shines light on the harsh realities of undocumented immigration.