Virginia R. Marshall
A new study authored in part by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health claims that while people worldwide are living longer, they are living more of those years in poor health.
It's hard to say for sure which house has won Christmas this year. Eliot and Pfoho wowed judges with draped Christmas lights, and Quincy proved to be a real charmer with hand-cut paper snowflakes hanging from the ceiling and a blow-up penguin near the entrance. Currier put up a modest tree, dwarfed perhaps by its massive rooted mascot. (One hesitates to say that Currier's poor Christmas decoration performance is purposefully protesting the deaths of so many of its pine-y brethren.) As part of our own effort to dole out the holiday cheer, Flyby's giving awards to the best houses in each category.
McEwan devotees will see a similarity between the endings of “Sweet Tooth” and that of “Atonement,” but McEwan does not pull off “Sweet Tooth” as gracefully as he finished “Atonement.”
10 things to live for in the new year
As Harvard undergraduates exited the polls today, there was one resounding consensus: Elizabeth Warren would make a better PAF than Scott Brown. Ninety percent of student voters who spoke with Flyby after casting their ballots today said they would trust Warren over Brown to show them the ropes of freshman life. Here are a few other things we learned from Flyby's exit polls.
In “Back to Blood,” Tom Wolfe tries to represent modern American life and the difficulty of maintaining distinct cultures in a rapidly homogenizing city. He ends up, however, betraying his age and separation from pop culture in awkward prose and word choices that are distracting from the central story.
HSPH researchers asserted in a study that high doses of multivitamins may have adverse side effects for HIV patients.
A brunch at Hillel on Sunday honored the center's former director, Rabbi Ben-Zion, with a sing-a-long to his new CD.
On Thursday, Harvard Medical School Professor of Genetics George M. Church appeared on "The Colbert Report" with 20 million copies of his new book, co-authored with Ed Regis, in his front jacket pocket (don't worry, it's a DNA trick!). The book is called "Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves," and according to Colbert, it may contain information that "will eventually destroy all of mankind." In reality, the book is actually about the many possibilities presented by synthetic biology, one of which is digital information storage in DNA.
In Benjamin Stein’s novel “The Canvas,” translated from German by Brian Zumhagen, readers are met by not one, but two unreliable narrators—Amnon Zichroni and Jan Wechsler—each eager to take the story in their own direction.
A new one-man play about Occupy Boston uses interviews and first-person accounts to paint a vivid and unique portrait of last years protests.
Members of the Future Society discussed advanced technology, artificial intelligence, and the future of their group in the club’s first meeting of the school year on Friday.
Is a cheating man incapable of love? Yunior of “This Is How You Lose Her” will always cheat, but he will always love the women he cheats on.