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Inside the Film Library
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Harvard’s Best Kept Non-Secret

Two full-size VHS players — the kind that elementary school teachers used to wheel into the classroom — rest like gentle giants on a white counter.

Harvard Walking Club
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Change of Pace

Terry G. Ni ’20-’21 gestures proudly towards the weathered road sign at the intersection. On it, stamped underneath an arrow that points backwards in the direction that we walked from are the words “Harvard Square.” We’ve made it to the final destination of our Saturday morning walk.

Flying Cloud Boat Model
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Sailing Back In Time

Love is a necessary criterion for model ship building, considering the arduous, intensive process required. Love — a lot of it — is the driving motivation of these loyal hobbyists.

Drag Show Statement
Visual Arts

The Kings and Queens of Radcliffe

The sisters’ film project, six years in the making, emerged from one of Gabrielle Burton’s experiences: She attended a drag show starring her friend’s husband, aka Virginia West, an award-winning drag queen in Columbus, Ohio.

Central Square Mural
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Old Walls and New Paint in Central Square

“Each artist is mindful about Central Square, its past, its present, its future,” Monestime says. “The neighborhood is changing, the property ownership is changing. The neighborhood could lose its authenticity, and we don’t want that to happen.”

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Cat

Alizarin Crimson
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Alizarin Crimson

Bright red pigments line the shelves of the Harvard Art Museums' archives.

Art at the Harvest Party
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Buying Art Like Vegetables

The “harvest” featured at this market, however, isn’t farmers’ produce. Cambridge’s Community Supported Art is a unique program — purportedly the only one of its kind in the country — that sells local artwork using the traditional farmshare model.

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Please Laugh

Sometimes, the room laughs when no one tells a joke. Other times it remains dead silent after a punchline.

Art at the Harvest Party
Cambridge

Art at the Harvest Party

Cambridge residents view art at the annual Harvest Party organized by Cambridge's Community Supported Art program.

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Libraries

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Cambridge residents try out The Laughing Room in the lobby of the Cambridge Public Library.

Transit Pod
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Pod Save… the World?

"This is the silver bullet. This is the silver bullet for not just transportation, but for happiness. This is the happiness pill."

Colonial Print Master
History

Colonial Print Master

Gary Gregory uses colonial ink balls to ink his type at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston. Gregory, a salesman turned modern-day colonial print master, founded this colonial printing museum and exhibit in 2010.

Regrets
Restaurants

70 Percent Pad Thai

I feel ready. I’ve been fasting since, well, lunch, and my stomach is as prepared as it will ever be to endure a pad thai eating contest. If I can eat an entire plate of Spice pad thai the restaurant will award me $100 in cash and a $100 gift certificate

Binoculars
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A Walk With Boston's Feminist Bird Club

Karla M. Noboa, who founded and runs the Boston branch of the Feminist Bird Club, greets each individual birder as they arrive. She takes on the task of leading the walk with a hope that no one feels intimidated.

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