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Kazuo Ishiguro with Robert Birnbaum

Scene and Heard: Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Big Deal, both capitals intended. Following his breakthrough 1989 novel “The Remains of the Day,” he’s kept it up over a career of over two decades with a string of bestsellers. You might remember his last, the heartwrenching “Never Let Me Go,” from its movie adaptation starring the equally heartwrenching Andrew Garfield. His new novel, “The Buried Giant,” is big even by Ishiguro’s standards: It’s his first in 10 years, and expectations are higher than Memorial Church’s steeple.

Readings in the Parlor
On Campus

Readings in the Parlor

Professor Derek Miller plays a selection from “The Sound of Music” from his laptop and speaks about the relationship between lyrics and melody on Monday afternoon as part of the “Readings in the Parlor” series presented by the Department of English in the Barker Center.

Readings in the Parlor
On Campus

Readings in the Parlor

Professor Derek Miller speaks about the semiotics of the song, "Do-Re-Mi" from the musical "The Sound of Music" on Monday afternoon as part of the “Readings in the Parlor” series presented by the Department of English in the Barker Center.


Snow Days by Concentration

Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.

SEAS Will Move to Allston Science Complex

SEAS Refines Plans for Move to Allston

Administrators and planning committees at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are continuing to outline broad goals for the eventual relocation of their school to Allston.

Jill Abramson

Abramson To Extend Time at Harvard by One Year

Former executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson came to Harvard last fall as a visiting lecturer and was originally slated to teach for one year.


Sacvan Bercovitch, Courageous Literary Scholar, Dies at 81

Bercovitch, a leader in the field of American studies, died of cancer on Dec. 9. He was 81.


Albright Remembered as Whimsical English and Music Teacher

Daniel Albright, a professor of Literature, author of 16 books, and a former Guggenheim Fellow, died unexpectedly on Jan. 3. He was 69.

Reina A.E. Gattuso '15

Four Dollar Wine Critic: Yes, I Said Yes, I Will, Yes

It’s Halloweekend, folks, and fuck if I’m paying for my own alcohol. Also, I spent my work-study money on lingerie, because this Halloween, I’m going as Molly Bloom. Molly Bloom, a character in James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” is a fierce bitch, and the novel ends on her “yes” of orgasmic affirmation. She is an artist and a badass motherfucker who eats sausages for breakfast.

The Oval

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

A Cross-Country Battle over American Higher Education.

Professor Summers
On Campus

This Week in FM (10/23/14)

Massachusetts Hall
Visual Arts

New Concentration Was Years in the Making

Although implementation is just a series of approvals away, much has yet to be determined for Harvard’s first-ever dramatic arts concentration.

Barker Center Cafe
Food and Drink

Beatnik at the Barker

Breaking news: the dream of the ’90s is alive in our very own Barker Café. On Oct. 16, hipster Harvard students and professors were finally relieved of their pent-up anguish and at last given a quality coffee stop besides the distressingly mainstream Lamont Café or pricey Square establishments.

Yard Yoga
On Campus

Today In Photos (10/09/2014)

 English Department

English Department

A student stands in one of the reception areas in the English Department, located in the Barker Center, on Wednesday.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'