P. PATTY Li

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Harvard Highlights

By P. PATTY LI Crimson STAFF writer Harvard has always had a remarkable confidence in the importance and distinctiveness of

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The Meaning of the End

The desperate search for meaning, closure and reassurance that typifies senior year (and practically suffocates senior spring) stems from the

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Notable American Man

Ben Marcus, a writing instructor at Columbia University and author of a collection of short stories (The Age of Wire

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New Books

The Devil’s LardeR by Jim Crace Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux,165 pp.; $20 Being Dead, British author Jim Crace’s

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GimmeGimmeGimme

Bad Dreams Swollen Members Swollen Members—it sounds like it might be a Tenacious D-esque musical comedy team. Yet, while their

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Why I Love (the) Harvard (Band)

I own a crimson wool jacket and a black necktie with little drums on it. I know all the words

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Out and About: Random River Ruckus

There is a certain charm in how an evening can turn out just right. Three Harvard student bands played for

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Personal 'Corrections'

References to Jonathan Franzen’s “eagerly anticipated third novel” have been appearing in print for months; advance reader’s copies of The

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Authors From Different Worlds Tackle America

What can be said about modern American culture? A huge question, to be sure, but a lot of us seem

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POSTCARD FROM JERUSALEM: Studying the Middle East

JERUSALEM—I came to Jerusalem because I was lucky enough to get the money out of Harvard’s senior thesis grant machine,

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Moving In

Harvard Yard is the quintessential symbol of the Harvard College experience. So when the women of the Class of 1976

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Reading. Period.

For lovers of libraries and bookstores and books in general who also happen to be students, summer is the high

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Something Borrowed: Sir Thomas More, the Musical!

The Utopia of Gilbert and Sullivan is a far cry from Sir Thomas More’s 16th century creation, and yet they

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Something New: World Premiere in the Ex

The premise of Stephen, Scott’s Son, the new Phyllis Anderson Prize-winning play by Michael M. Ragozzino ’01, is rather unlikely.

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Hermeneutics and What-not: Mommy, what’s a meta-magazine?

What is a hermenaut? The word itself is a combination of hermeneutics, which might be defined as “the art or

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Transatlanticism

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I Am Not at a Cafe

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Away in Argentina

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Land of Fog