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James M. Larkin

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We’re Talking About Practice

Waxing somewhat Aristotelian, General and 34th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower observed in his first State of

From Republican Headquarters

“Dick?…Dicky? You awake?” “Ah, here.” “Alright, that’d seem to be everyone—down to business. The wheels are coming off the wagon,

Exception to the Rule

“In America any boy may become President and I suppose it’s just one of the risks he takes.” So said

On Swashbuckling

A word with regard to the situation I’m sure is on all of our minds: We have to turn over

Skin Deep

There is a certain post-structuralist vibration to this modern political climate of spin wars and smear campaigns; operatives on both

From a Future Freshman

You don’t understand, Fitz; it’s been a tough month. DFW, first of all. I was going to mention him in

Against Speed Traps

Consider the silver Volvo 940 station wagon, getting on in years and miles, but not yet spent. At certain moments—full

Jesus is My Running Mate

In his book The Audacity of Hope, Senator Barack Obama advances a thesis that can seem, perhaps true to form,

A Note from the Editorial Board

As the Class of 1983 celebrates its 25th reunion, we take a look back at the opinions published on our

A Mere Novelty?

Among our most prominent romanticized notions about the probabilistic iron cage is the assertion that an infinite number of monkeys,

Marx Druthers

“Whoever is not a socialist at 20 has no heart; whoever is still a socialist at 40 has no head.”

A Shameless Bust

Did you know that Will Smith’s 2006 dysorthographic blockbuster “The Pursuit of Happyness”—‘inspired’ as it was by the “true story”

Speaking Out About Mental Health

Today marks the culmination of Harvard College’s Mental Health Week, called “Speak Out! Mental Health at Harvard.” The past six

Olden Times

These bright modern times can be a little gloomy for the “Grey Lady” of journalism, otherwise known as The New

Ex-Guise and Videotape

Remember those Christmas Eves spent in the monochrome glow of ABC’s airing of the Capra classic “It’s A Wonderful Life,”

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School