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The Meaning of the End

The desperate search for meaning, closure and reassurance that typifies senior year (and practically suffocates senior spring) stems from the

Notable American Man

Ben Marcus, a writing instructor at Columbia University and author of a collection of short stories (The Age of Wire


Bad Dreams Swollen Members Swollen Members—it sounds like it might be a Tenacious D-esque musical comedy team. Yet, while their

New Books

The Devil’s LardeR by Jim Crace Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux,165 pp.; $20 Being Dead, British author Jim Crace’s

Why I Love (the) Harvard (Band)

I own a crimson wool jacket and a black necktie with little drums on it. I know all the words

Out and About: Random River Ruckus

There is a certain charm in how an evening can turn out just right. Three Harvard student bands played for

Authors From Different Worlds Tackle America

What can be said about modern American culture? A huge question, to be sure, but a lot of us seem

Personal 'Corrections'

References to Jonathan Franzen’s “eagerly anticipated third novel” have been appearing in print for months; advance reader’s copies of The

POSTCARD FROM JERUSALEM: Studying the Middle East

JERUSALEM—I came to Jerusalem because I was lucky enough to get the money out of Harvard’s senior thesis grant machine,