Virginia R. Marshall

Music

Sing-a-long Brunch Honors Former Director of Hillel

A brunch at Hillel on Sunday honored the center's former director, Rabbi Ben-Zion, with a sing-a-long to his new CD.

Sciences Division

George Church Visits Colbert

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.

Books

Stein Fictionalizes Story of Fraudulent Holocaust Memoir

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.

Theater

No Room for Rebuke in Occupy Play Premiere

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.

Student Groups

Future Society Meets To Discuss Human Existence

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.

Books

Cheating and Regret at Forefront of Díaz’s Latest

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.

Summer Postcards 2012

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Visual Arts

Broadway Revival of "Death of a Salesman" Wins Over Critics and Audiences

Arts summer columnist Virginia R. Marshall shares with us the dramatic adventure that is Mike Nichols' Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman"

Theater

A Broadway Hidden Gem - "Newsies"

"Newsies" is a little-known musical based on the 1992 live-action Disney movie that was essentially ignored for 10 years as a box office failure until its stage adaption by Disney Theatrical Productions in 2011. The musical debuted on Broadway in March after a run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

Summer Postcards 2012

Foreigners in Ethiopia

“Forengi” is the word for “foreigner” here, something I learned when I heard a few locals say it to me on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It’s not an insult; the people are merely pointing out that I look different, and I am indeed from another country.

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A member of the taxicab elite

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The author enjoying the atmosphere at The Pop Etc listening party

Summer

New York Travel

In a city where cool is currency, and just about anything can be a statement, how will you choose to roll? Lest you get lost in the options, or want to strategize your New Yorker identity, here is a guide to navigating the transportation stereotypes of New York City.

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Free NYC: Exploring on a College Student Budget

There’s a lot to do in New York, and most of it costs an absurd amount of money. But I’m here to tell you that there are free venues where you can have fun and get off the beaten track at the same time. All you need is a metrocard and a sense of adventure.

Music

A Night at the Bowery

On a Tuesday night, I found myself in the Bowery neighborhood of downtown New York. An atypical night of the week to be out and about perhaps, but not, it seems, for the underground-music-loving, tight-denim-wearing set that flocked to the Bowery for a heady dose of indie and art.

Dance at the fair
Freshmen

Survey Part I: Get To Know Harvard’s Class of 2018

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Freshmen

Class of 2018: By the Numbers

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Highlight

An Evil Woman

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days