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Edward B. Colby

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The Man Behind the ‘Jihad’ Speech: Senior Zayed Yasin

By EDWARD B. COLBY CRIMSON STAFF WRITER One week ago today, “Hardball” host Chris Matthews turned his gaze on Hilary

Focus

Life at the FAS Prompt

Before my senior year in high school, my family didn’t have a computer—when I needed to type papers I would

Endpaper

Former Extracurricular-Boy Struggles with Free Time

Start with one highly motivated, overachieving Harvard student. Take away The Crimson, add spring of senior year, and chill. In

Mystery Posters Insult Summers

The posters attacking University President Lawrence H. Summers which have appeared around campus the past few days are small and

Books

An Interview With David Halberstam '55

David Halberstam ’55, a former Crimson managing editor, covered the early civil rights movement, the Congo and Vietnam in a

Books

Halberstam on War and Peace

War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton and the Generals is a penetrating look at America’s military and foreign

POSTCARD FROM CHATTANOOGA, TENN.: Living Alone

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—When I look back on periods of my life, I tend to remember moments, not the neatly told chronological

Editor's Notebook: It's Time to Talk

With the living wage campaign's Massachusetts Hall sit-in heading into its ninth day, neither side seems willing to budge. The

Chasing a Dream: Running Boston as a Bandit

I like to dream big—and then carry out my dreams. Last summer, while careening across France in a spiffy TGV,

More Revolutionary Than You Thought?

In his first book, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, Rick Perlstein offers an

This is the Year

The Boston Red Sox played their first regular-season game of 2001 yesterday. And once again, my annual ritual of torment,

CRLS Claims Boys State Basketball Title In Thriller

WORCESTER, Mass.--Patrick Ewing. Rumeal Robinson, and now, Louis Ford. Ford, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) superstar, added his

Gore Concedes, Bush Vows Unity

George W. Bush stood before the nation as its president-elect last night, vowing to mend a fractured electorate 36 days

Supreme Court Hears Recount Arguments

After five weeks of legal wrangling, the end is finally near. Lawyers for Vice President Al Gore '69 and Texas

Bush Declares Victory as Gore Challenges Florida Results

A somber George W. Bush assured the nation last night that he had won the U.S. presidential election, mere hours

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School