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Rowell Makes a Rainbow Connection

Flashback to 30 minutes earlier: a line had started forming outside the Brattle Theatre even though the talk did not start for an hour, and the Rowell fans already had their tickets. People angling for standby tickets in a different line stared ahead with greedy eyes and waited eagerly for their superstar.

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Segel Wows Fans at First Parish Church

The audience was in a frenzy by the time actor-writer-composer Jason Segel took the stage at the First Parish Church on Sept. 12. He was there to present his kids’ book “Nightmares!” in conjunction with the Harvard Bookstore and 826 Boston, a creative writing nonprofit organization.

David Mitchell
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David Mitchell

David Mitchell, author of "Cloud Atlas", reads from his latest novel, "The Bone Clocks" at First Parish Church on Thursday night.

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Daisy Chain: Books

FM asked the following seniors about their favorite books and genres, the novels they’re excited to read, and the works they wish they had time to learn more about. Each recommended a bookshelf they admired, and we followed the extensive trail.

William Deresiewicz
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5Q: William Deresiewicz

William Deresiewicz stirred up a frenzy last July with his New Republic article, “Don’t Send Your Kids to the Ivy League.” Before appearing on a panel moderated by Professor Homi K. Bhabha, Deresiewicz entertained FM’s questions.

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10Q: Christian T. Rudder ’97 OkCupid Co-Founder

Christian T. Rudder ’97 is not a statistician by trade, but the 39-year-old founder of OkCupid just so happens to be a pioneer in a certain branch of data analytics—the data behind love and romance.

Exploring Identity: The Asian American Experience at Harvard
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This Week in FM (9/25/14)

David Mitchell
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Interview With David Mitchell, Author

On Sept. 18th, David Mitchell, acclaimed author of such works as “Cloud Atlas” and “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet,” visited Cambridge to talk about his new book, “The Bone Clocks.” After more than an hour of book-signing and joking with fans, Fifteen Minutes sat down to a late-night dinner with the English author. .

How to Build a Girl Cover
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How to Build a Girl Cover

How to Build a Girl Cover
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Moran Builds a Compelling Tale

"How to Build a Girl" is at times, perhaps, too funny for its own good—the jokes so frequent they can seem like a nervous tick. But beyond—and even by means of—the novel’s humor, Moran achieves a high degree of honesty.

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Waters Talks Crime and Cars

“I speak for I think many people in the audience when I say, ‘Yes, we’re back to the lesbians,’” began author Emily M. Danforth during her conversation with fellow queer author Sarah Waters at the Brattle Theatre on September 18.

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Q & A with William Deresiewicz

Deresiewicz sat down with The Crimson, answering questions about his views on the liberal arts, the college admissions process, and what advice he would give to Harvard students.

Excellent Sheep
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In Heated Discussion, ‘Excellent Sheep’ Author Fields Criticism from Faculty, Students

William Deresiewicz argued his claim that students of elite universities are growingly risk-averse, homogeneous, and career-focused with a panel of faculty members and students on Monday evening.

On Bittersweet Place
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On Bittersweet Place

The Author and Me
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The Author and Me

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

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Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board