‘The Fishermen’ Will Reel You In

Using the story of four young brothers as a magnifying lens, in "The Fishermen" Chigozie Obioma delves into the ways in which belief can build the deepest of bonds, only to eviscerate them in an instant.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Kazuo Ishiguro with Robert Birnbaum

Scene and Heard: Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Big Deal, both capitals intended. Following his breakthrough 1989 novel “The Remains of the Day,” he’s kept it up over a career of over two decades with a string of bestsellers. You might remember his last, the heartwrenching “Never Let Me Go,” from its movie adaptation starring the equally heartwrenching Andrew Garfield. His new novel, “The Buried Giant,” is big even by Ishiguro’s standards: It’s his first in 10 years, and expectations are higher than Memorial Church’s steeple.

Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow Talks Novel, Nuances of Sri Lankan Politics

Radcliffe Institute fellow V.V. Ganeshananthan ’02 discussed the process of writing her upcoming novel about Sri Lankan politics on Wednesday afternoon.

Faust in China

Photos of the Weekend (03/22/2015)


'The Buried Giant' Unearths Truths

Although at times tiresome in its stilted dialogue and simplistic characters, “The Buried Giant” is nonetheless a moving parable of remembrance, loss, and the resilience of love.


Sacvan Bercovitch, Courageous Literary Scholar, Dies at 81

Bercovitch, a leader in the field of American studies, died of cancer on Dec. 9. He was 81.


10 Questions with Hilton Als

Hilton Als is a staff writer for the New Yorker. He wrote “The Women,” and recently published a new novel, “White Girls.”

Colton A. Valentine

Colton A. Valentine

Colton A. Valentine '16 is a literature concentrator in Lowell House. He finds power poses and bikram yoga the best ways to combat nihilism.

Massachusetts Hall
Visual Arts

New Concentration Was Years in the Making

Although implementation is just a series of approvals away, much has yet to be determined for Harvard’s first-ever dramatic arts concentration.

Barker Center Cafe
Food and Drink

Beatnik at the Barker

Breaking news: the dream of the ’90s is alive in our very own Barker Café. On Oct. 16, hipster Harvard students and professors were finally relieved of their pent-up anguish and at last given a quality coffee stop besides the distressingly mainstream Lamont Café or pricey Square establishments.


Daisy Chain: Books

FM asked the following seniors about their favorite books and genres, the novels they’re excited to read, and the works they wish they had time to learn more about. Each recommended a bookshelf they admired, and we followed the extensive trail.


Margaret Atwood Awarded 2014 Harvard Arts Medal

Acclaimed author Margaret E. Atwood was honored with the 2014 Harvard Arts Medal in a ceremony Thursday to mark the beginning of the 22nd Annual Arts First Festival.


LITFest Begins Tuesday

Events during the three-day festival include panel discussions about pursuing careers in writing and publishing led by recent Harvard graduates, as well as events with acclaimed authors, like Jamaica Kincaid.

hemenway by the fountain

Hemenway’s Short Stories: By the Fountain

As he drank water from the fountain he thought of the girl at the front desk. She was young and strong and wore a red “Hemenway Gymnasium” shirt. He smiled at her when she swiped his I.D. card, but they never spoke.