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Sally K. Scopa

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Speaking with Shadow

William Kentridge believes that art provides a path to knowledge that skirts academic logic.

On Campus

Harvard Dancers Tackle the Alvin Ailey Style

Antonio M. Douthit shares valuable expertise with Harvard students in an OFA master class

In The Meantime


It was one of those days with the rain off the river.

In The Meantime


The mist accumulated in your hair so that when you went to swipe it back, I got the droplets in my face. We were walking, but with the water down our noses it felt like swimming, like we were doing laps. You were a faster swimmer than I was.

In The Meantime


The cars on the highway sounded like waves.

In The Meantime


You could smell the rain from here, the water on the window, people going by in heavy coats and windbreakers and inside-out umbrellas. You said wouldn’t it be a great idea to invent one that could be blown inside-out and still work. I said that was your million-dollar idea. You put your feet up on the table and said, billions.

In The Meantime


Inside, we hung our clothes up just everywhere, over desks, on the top of lamps, off the edges of bookshelves. They were too damp to drip, everything just soaked into the wood.

In The Meantime

River Rain

Visual Arts

Creative Consumption

At times, the creations are pleasantly surprising, yet often the assembled objects confuse viewers by communicating apparently inconsistent messages.

Fogg of the Future
Visual Arts

Fogg of the Future

Inside the hollowed shell of the Fogg Art Museum a 350-million-dollar transformation is underway.


The Joneses

The film, graced with an original premise, a talented and well-cast group of actors, and a clever, well-paced script manages to be ironically funny, genuinely touching, and disturbing all at once.

Pillowman Rehearsal

The Pillowman

Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman” tells a tale of childhood trauma, violent political oppression, and a writer whose twisted stories gruesomely come to life. Yet in spite of its dark subject matters, it’s ingeniously hilarious.

House Life

Assassinate This

Her experience encapsulates both the perks and hassles of “Assassins,” a game that can be stressful and time-consuming but nonetheless encourages community and House bonding.


Don McKay

If you don’t think the idea of two back-to-back murders committed with a foil-wrapped steak is funny, director Jake Goldberger’s comedic thriller “Don McKay” probably isn’t for you.

Visual Arts

Public Art Highlights Human Rights Struggles

Visitors to the yard on April 18 may be surprised to encounter billowing folds of saffron fabric and monks offering ...

Black Lives Matter Protester

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"

The Top 10 Stories of 2014