Leanna B. Ehrlich

Divergent
Film

The World of "Divergent"

Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer play significant supporting roles in the adaptation of Veronica Roth's novel "Divergent."

Books

Flame Runner

Outgoing books executive Leanna B. Ehrlich cannot stop listening to the "Catching Fire" soundtrack while running.

Film

"Hunger Games" Catches Excitement

Grounded by grand world-building, a superb supporting cast, and the always-electric Jennifer Lawrence, “Catching Fire” is a powerfully acted and fantastically imagined glimpse into a frightening future.

Film

"Ender" A Well-Played Adaptation

Since its publication 28 years ago, “Ender’s Game” has received acclaim for author Orson Scott Card’s innovative imagination of space and complicated condemnation of violence. The novel is as action-packed as it is cerebral, and in his movie adaptation, director Gavin Hood proves his ability.

Books

Lahiri Rises from “The Lowland”

Though she occasionally leans on clichéd emotional crutches, the unique temporal landscape and surprising twists of “The Lowland” mark it as a signature Lahiri book, albeit a darker and less redemptive tale than those explored in her previous works.

Books

Self-Medication and Morbid Meditation

In the follow-up to his 2009 novel “Tinkers,” Harding returns to the same location, the Massachusetts town of Enon; the same family, two generations later; and the same theme, death and the relationships that can transcend it.

Summer Postcards 2013

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Summer Postcards 2013

Skeletons

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania—The city rose half-built along the coast. Enterprise and resources somersaulted over each other, tripping and colliding in their haste to erect the next gleaming structure.

Summer Postcards 2013

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Summer Postcards 2013

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Summer Postcards 2013

Under the Sea

By the third day we were high above the clouds. They stretched to the end of the earth, blocking the entire mountain from view below.

Summer Postcards 2013

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Summer Postcards 2013

Taste the Rainbow

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania—Dusty red was the blur of a young girl’s headscarf as she darted through the bumpy streets of the inner island, her stick-thin legs flying under a faded orange skirt, her silhouette a sunset complementing the Zanzibari winter air.

Summer Postcards 2013

Walk Like an African

I’ve come to realize that I thrive on order; any number of piercings and tie-dyed shirts cannot mask my neurotic inflexibility. I’ve taken to stocking up on toilet paper here, always certain that we’re about to run out. I hang newly clean clothes on the line far before I’ve run out – what if it rains and they take two days to dry rather than one?

Film

Were You Aware? Four Upcoming Jennifer Lawrence Films...Maybe

Jennifer Lawrence will be in lots of movies. Some of these are fake.

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Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance