Writer

William L. Adams

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I've Got All the Time in the World

I’m not religious, but I do maintain one religious conviction: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth

Bah, Humbug!

Last weekend I promised myself that I would be productive. With my thesis due in less than two weeks, I

Twenty-three is the Ugliest Number

Twenty-three years ago, dated from Nov. 6, my mother was injected with prostaglandin hormones to induce pregnancy. Apparently I was

The People in My Section

Once upon a time I actually attended all of my sections. I arrived on time, took copious notes and attempted

High-Tech Social Screening

Three Fridays ago I marched toward Sever Hall with the simple goal of registering for class. With my number two

The Stages of Mo(u)rning

Dear Mr. or Ms. Bright Eyed Freshman: You must be so excited. You’ve only been at Harvard for a few

O Busta, Where Art Thou?

In the 1998 film, “The Rugrats Movie,” rapper Busta Rhymes provides the voice of Reptar Wagon, a ferocious yet lovable

When Success Encounters Failure

Attention Cambridge: the egos have landed. Last week, admissions letters separated prospective Harvard students into two neat piles: accepted and

The Cult of Yale

For God, for Country and for Bragging Rights When the elevator in William James Hall shuts, those on the inside

Not a Friendster of Mine

Since its launch in March, the popular social-networking service Friendster.com has grown to include 1.7 million members. Friendsters are the

Looking Smart

It’s true that the world looks to Harvard professors for their academic insight, not their hot threads. But a chosen

The Naughty Garden

During her junior year, Tanya Bezreh ’95 donned a moose head and ran naked through the Leverett and Mather House

Queer Eye for the Queer Guy

On Bravo television’s sleeper hit of the summer, “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy,” with a snap of their meticulously

Smile Big

In Thailand, rice is considered an essential part of most meals. Overseas, anytime you order a dish—say, General Wong’s chicken—a

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Porn Star

When Dylan Ryan, a Harvard junior, placed a provocative personal ad on an Internet dating site, he expected to receive

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

Understanding Faith
Columns

Understanding Faith