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Matthew L. Potts
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Next Up On Harvard Divinity School’s Playlist: Jesus is King

From being "broken down" by the Devil in "The College Dropout" to proclaiming himself a god on "Yeezus," Kanye West now "bows down to the King upon the throne" in his latest release "Jesus Is King," a self-proclaimed gospel album. While some gospel artists have embraced the album, music critics have largely dismissed it as inauthentic.

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Relics of An Old Cambridge

“It’s my only source of income," Brehm says. "It’s always been sort of a grand adventure. I’ve always been too optimistic. Too out-of-touch.”

Stephen Marglin
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The Black Sheep of Harvard Economics

Today, he sits surrounded by floor-to-ceiling shelves with books on topics from social change to imperialism, a physical manifestation of Marglin’s stark difference from many of his peers in the department.

Jason Mitchell
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Learning Happiness With Professor Jason Mitchell

For Mitchell, combatting the tragic consequences of the reported spike in mental illness on college campuses was a key motivation behind his new course, GenEd 1154: “The Science of Happiness.”

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Seeing Red with Steven Biel and Lauren Kaminsky

Yet over the course of our conversation, their story — how they individually pursued their passion for history and literature and, eventually, came to work together as colleagues and close friends — is anything but boring.

Jennifer Winters
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FM Talks to Jennifer Winters and Her Three Suns

Discovering a planet isn’t a celebratory feeling, exactly. Winters describes it as more of a deep, satisfying exhale after three months of challenging work.

Derek Kopon
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Shooting for the Stars with Derek Kopon

As an astrophysicist, environmental activist, and now a candidate for Cambridge City Council, Derek A. Kopon finds inspiration at the intersections.

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The Art of Loitering

The cultural work produced in the class ranges from oil paintings to playing the same note on the Sitar for an hour.

Judy Chicago
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A Feminist Intervention into Art

“There's a huge amount of unknown work by women that is worthy of study, conservation, archiving, preserving and would be a contribution to the future, instead of writing another goddamn Ph.D. on Jeff Koons.”

Michael Kremer
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Michael Kremer’s Nobel Fight Against Global Poverty

Michael R. Kremer ‘85, who is the Gates Professor of Developing Societies, recently received the Nobel Prize in Economics alongside M.I.T professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banerjee for their “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”

John Overholt
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The Heart of Harvard’s Houghton Library

Despite being a soft-spoken lover of books, John H. Overholt is not your typical librarian.

Leslie Jamison
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‘Listen, listen, listen’ to Leslie S. Jamison ’04

I don't know if the desire to make great art is wholly about wanting to be loved, but I think it shares something, in the sense of wanting to be heard.

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Socializing with President Obama's Social Secretary

Dyer, who served as Social Secretary from 2015-2017, has no shortage of stories from her time working in the Obama administration. She was in charge of hosting all the social events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, ranging from formal state dinners to tea with the First Lady. “Man, it was crazy,” she remembers, a hint of nostalgia in her voice.

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Hey Professor: Nobel Achievements with Dr. William Kaelin

A conversation with Harvard's most recent Nobel prize winner on the philosophy behind his research, the welcomeness of unexpected experimental results, and whether or not he normally wears button downs at 5 a.m.

Serhii Polkhii
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Hey Professor: Serhii Plokhii on Ukraine’s Political Frontiers

Fifteen Minutes sat down with Professor Serhii Plokhii, the Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History, to discuss Ukranian history, the Trump-Ukraine scandal, and the roles that both Russia and the United States have played in shaping the country’s politics.

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