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Erika P. Pierson

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Rosana Y. Alfaro

It was gender, rather than race, that seemed to distinguish playwright Rosanna Y. Alfaro '60 on campus.


Editor's Picks 2009

Arts execs take a break from ranking Radiohead vs. Spoon to rank... whatever they feel like.

Photos Show World's Beauty

Art has a remarkable ability to beautify even the bleakest of urban and professional settings. Nowhere is this more evident

Catherine “Calla” Videt ’08-’09

Despite her high school involvement in theater, music, and dance, Catherine “Calla” Videt ’08-’09 entered Harvard with intentions of becoming

Sketchy Future for VES

At the center of a labyrinth of canvasses, easels, stools, and drop cloths, Nancy Mitchnick—one of the only two studio

Posing a Problem

In Eleganza 2008, student models crawled down the runway striking animalistic poses in what organizers described as the hottest, most


Circa 2005 the Canadian music scene began to be stirred up and investigated by American indie lovers intrigued by discoveries

'Students Choose' and Express with VES

The “Students Choose” exhibit might have looked unwelcoming, tucked away in the Sert Gallery in the Carpenter Center. But this

Davis Center Exhibits 'The Art of Subversion'

For many, art is an area in which individualism is exalted and freedom of expression is glorified, but to define

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Cold War Meets Dancing Queen

Romance, drama, espionage, ABBA, and...chess? The 1986 rock musical “Chess” features all of the above and the Murray Head hit

The Fireman

Alright, so you have a problem set due tomorrow, an essay to write on a novel that you didn’t read

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Students Rally To Protest Prop. 8

Waiving colorful signs declaring “Love, not H8,” dozens of Harvard students joined roughly 4,000 people gathered in front of Boston

'Last Summer' Simply Horrifies

As Mrs. Venable rubs her ring-covered hands over Dr. Sugar’s chest while blabbering about sea turtles, his face has a

Shaheen Wins N.H. Senate Seat

Former Institute of Politics Director Jeanne Shaheen won her race for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire, national media outlets projected

The Cure

Now, credit must be given where credit is due: The Cure are a classic. In 1976, they arose in the