Michael W. Hirschorn


The Life of Brian

T WENTY-TWO YEARS AGO, in a small house-hospital in the tiny town of Silver Creek, N.Y., 30 miles southwest of


The Cult of Mediocrity

L AST WEEK'S New Republic launched a powerful bazooka blast at the heart of Brown University's educational system; the article


Remembering Their Harvard Experience

A large body, clad in bullet belt and spiky hair came flying over my head. I ducked, but too late.


Poor Form

Nine and a Half Weeks Directed by Adrian Lyne At the USA Charles 9 1/2 WEEKS --how shall I call


The Crimson's Hubris

W HEN FRENCH playwright Jean Genet wrote The Balcony he noted that the best way to portray true good in


Opportunity Knocks for Dems

I TEM: AS THE Reagan Administration's "constructive engagement" policy continues to crumble, conservatives are now scrambling to find a way


An Elementary Holmes

S pielberg went to outer space. Spielberg went to Egypt. Spielberg went to suburbia. Now, drunk with success and hubris,


Cheap Thrills

I T IS A CHEAP thrill, but a thrill nonetheless, to watch conservatives flail about on the issue of U.S.-South


Prof Took 2nd CIA Grant

A Harvard professor who says he accepted a $50,000 Central Intelligence Agency grant without informing the University, as rules require,


An Insider's Election?

T WO DECADES AGO, when Teddy White was still more than a Jap-and gay-baiting retrograde, his campaign books constituted a


Skinner, Volcker, 8 Others to Receive Degrees

President Bok this morning was scheduled to confer honorary degrees on nine men and a woman, including renowned psychologist B.F.


Harvard Will Honor Pritchett, Nevelson

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker, novelist V.S. Pritchett, sculptor Louise Nevelson, Bishop of Stockholm and former Divinity School


The CRR: No Responsibility, No Legitimacy

I take an old-fashioned view of these things. Of course it's appropriate for students to express their views and people


N.Y. Times 'Reveals' Controversy About Harvard Degree for Ron

Question: When does no news become big news? Answer: When it runs in The New York Times. That's at least


The Spring Ahead: II

This is the second in a two-part preview of Spring 1985 at Harvard Today, the semester in sports, the Faculty,

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art


ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload

Unloading the Ad Board