Summer Postcards 2008

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Summer Postcards 2008

A Walk Past the White House

WASHINGTON — A small group of kids curiously approach a poster of maimed infants entitled, “Children of the Gulf War.”


Finance in the Third World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Maddox Jolie-Pitt and landmines. That was pretty much the extent of my knowledge about this exotic

Summer Postcards 2008

China's Forgotten People

ERDOS CITY, China — Am I really here? The question that has so far defined my time in China never

Summer Postcards 2008

An Inescapable History

NEW YORK — The recent parade of current and former Bush administration officials through Congress has offered each ignoble public

Summer Postcards 2008

Breakfast in Cantonese

HONG KONG — I know where to get the best dim sum. I've printed out listings of swanky restaurants. I'm

Summer Postcards 2008


BARCELONA, Spain — On the first night of my summer study abroad program, our teaching fellow led 15 jet-lagged Harvard

Summer Postcards 2008

Giving 'Em Heller

WASHINGTON — "Don't say my name out loud." That's the first thing Dick Heller told me as we stood outside

Summer Postcards 2008

100 Percent of Both

ACCRA, Ghana — According to a select group of hormonal Ghanaian men, I am the promised land of sex and

Summer Postcards 2008


NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The field behind my childhood home is hardly pastoral. It exists out of necessity: its long and

Summer Postcards 2008


SAINT PAUL, Minnesota — I am not a writer. Yet, somehow, I’ve found myself in the press office of the

Summer Postcards 2008

Going to Stay

LONDON — When I arrived here this summer, I expected to experience the same degree of culture shock I felt

Summer Postcards 2008

Pot of Gold

Rózan, Poland — Aside from a few stores that marked Independence Day with sales of American-themed items, consisting mostly of

Summer Postcards 2008

Of Beards and Beers

PORTLAND, Ore. — Tracing this story back to its beginning means tracing my beard back to its wispy roots. They

Summer Postcards 2008

A Life of Crime

“The way I see it, living in New Jersey is a challenge, what with the toxic waste and the eighteen-wheelers

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

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance