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The Peripheral Cover
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The Peripheral Cover

The Peripheral Cover
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Gibson Anything but 'Peripheral'

When Flynne Fisher—the protagonist of William Gibson’s new novel “The Peripheral”—agrees to cover for her brother Burton at his new job, she is under the impression that she is simply beta-testing a new video game. The reality is much more complicated.

Lamont's New Self-Checkout Option
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Lamont's New Self-Checkout Option

A student tries out Lamont's new self-checkout system on Thursday afternoon, designed to speed up the checkout process and allow librarians to focus on responding to students' questions.

Jonathan Eig: The Birth of the Pill
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Jonathan Eig: The Birth of the Pill

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig addresses the crowd about history of birth control pills during a discussion for his new book, "The Birth of the Pill," at the Countway Medical Library of Harvard Medical School on Tuesday afternoon.

Jonathan Eig: The Birth of the Pill
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Jonathan Eig: The Birth of the Pill

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig addresses the crowd about history of birth control pills during a discussion for his new book, "The Birth of the Pill," at the Countway Medical Library of Harvard Medical School on Tuesday afternoon.

Jonathan Eig: The Birth of the Pill
Crime

Today in Photos (10/22/2014)

The Betrayers Cover
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The Betrayers Cover

The Betrayers Cover
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In 'Betrayers,' Bezmozgis Stays True to Literary Tradition

To read a novel like David Bezmozgis’s “The Betrayers” in this mighty age of American literary mass-production is like getting to nibble on one of those small, precious slabs of black-market chocolate in “1984.” Aha! is the feeling: here is a book that recalls what fiction can do! Its quality is concentrated in every part, not scattered about and diluted.

Dan Cover
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Dan Cover

Jonathan Eig: The Birth of the Pill
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Eig Discusses Invention of the Pill

Bestselling author Jonathan Eig discussed the discovery and implications of the birth control pill Tuesday evening.

Dan Cover
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"Dan" Disappointing

Yes, it is worthwhile to read this feisty little novel, which was written by Joanna Ruocco and published by an innovative women’s literature group called Dorothy, A Publishing Project. But the worth may not be in its pleasure so much as its pain.

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Faber's Most Recent 'Strange,' 'New,' and Underdeveloped

“The Book of Strange New Things” raises fascinating and worthwhile questions, though its answers remain inconclusive or noncommittal.

Dylan in RightWing Bob
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Weird Books: RightWing Bob

The Arts Blog presents a provocative Dylan-themed book from the bottom of the Crimson Arts book box.

Harvest Dinner
College

Harvest Dinner

Harvard University Dining Services hosted a New England Harvard Festive Meal Thursday night..

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The Bathroom Companion to Widener Library

The stacks of Widener Library are an especially exciting place, capable of sparking a wide range of bodily functions. When nature calls, answer it with book in hand. These books specifically.

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time