Crimson staff writer

Rebecca F. Elliott

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In The Meantime

Love & Earl Grey

The following is the story, as told to me, of how Joshua fell in love with, and ultimately proposed to, his wife Anna E. Lumelsky ’00 over a series of dates at the café.

Salman Rushdie
For The Moment

Salman Rushdie


Graduating with Debt

“It’s like a paycheck-to-paycheck sort of process,” says Sasanka N. Jinadasa ’15 as she sits in Lowell dining hall.

Salman Rushdie
For The Moment

10 Remarks by Salman Rushdie

Rushdie, dapper in his dark grey suit, spoke about his recently published work: “Joseph Anton: A Memoir,” and the experience of living under a fatwa.


3:30 PM at Pamplona

Friday: red umbrellas out, open, sunny, outdoor seating. Saturday: red umbrellas absent, sunny, outdoor seating. Sunday: red umbrellas back, tied up, cloudy, no outdoor seating. No clear trends.


Fifteen Questions with Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz, author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” and “Drown,” meets me in front of the Harvard Bookstore.


FM Learns Its Lines

The subway, the train, the T, the underground, the metro, the tube-whatever you call it, it's how we get around. Boston's happens to be the first, and when one has the world's most ancient subway system, it's easy to dismiss it as old news. But the MBTA has a big birthday this year, and it deserves its rightful centennial celebration. For the week, we played "I Spy." This is what we saw.



Student Life




Faith Emerging

"I believe that there is a God. I didn’t used to. In fact, I was convinced that there wasn’t.”

Lowell House Flyby Image
House Life

Lowell House

With a belltower that casts shadows across its romantic, ivy-covered courtyards each morning and afternoon, Lowell House is known first and foremost for its beauty. This river house may not have a view of the Charles, but its residents don’t seem to be too upset. One commenter discussed loving Lowell because of "the people, the dining hall, the house masters...everything!"

Ken O'Brien

Ken O'Brien

Ken looks through a stack of donated books.

Ken O'Brien
In The Meantime

Five Per Person

Ken A. O’Brien is sitting where he always sits, on the stoop in front of the Harvard Shirt Shop, lifting a cigarette to his lips.

Off Campus


Some days there are home-cooked meals. Eggs, rice, bittersweet chocolate.

Student Life

Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials

Once a year, two football teams and an industry of advertisers collaborate to create an unforgettable night of American entertainment. The commercials aired on this Sunday in February are often the most innovative ones seen for the rest of the year. Here's our roundup of this Super Bowl's best.

Eldo Kim

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success


Reconstruction 3.0