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Aline G. Damas

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South and West

'South and West' Wanders Into American Life

Though it consists mainly of succinct anecdotes and interviews, this notebook’s poignant observations and musings are fascinating thanks to Didion’s eye for detail and the relevance of the topics she discusses to this troubling world we live in today.

Les Miserables

From the Bookshelves: 'Les Miserables'

"Les Miserables" as an authentic depiction of the human condition.


Martha and Snoop Bring Back the Pot in Potluck

What do Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have in common? Other than serving time, these long-time friends share a passion for food and entertainment.

Steve M. O'Donnell '76

Alumni Spotlight: Steve M. O’Donnell ’76

Comedy writer and Harvard alumnus Steve M. O’Donnell ’76 was the head writer for the late night comedy shows “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Pure Genius?

Not So ‘Pure Genius’

Besides its absurd and improbable elements, the show does not seem to bring anything new.

On Campus

An Eerie and Alive ‘Macbeth’

Along with the freshness of its creative liberties, the Hyperion production’s powerful acting, cast and staging made it a thoroughly enjoyable show and a brilliant interpretation of the Bard’s classic.

On Campus

Relating the Plight of ‘The Trojan Women,’ Then and Now

Flashes of refugee camps in Syria; children covered in the ashes of bombs. Over the last few months, images like these revolving around the refugee crisis have been inundating televisions and newsfeeds. At a time like this, the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s adaption of “The Trojan Women” might be more relevant than ever.

On Campus

Rem Koolhaas Discusses Current Preoccupations at the GSD

​On Oct. 4, renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas spoke about four of his current overseas design projects at the Harvard Graduate School of Design


'The Dressmaker' Fun but Uneven

While the excess of subplots and confused theme can feel overwhelming, the stellar acting of the lead characters make "The Dressmaker" striking and thoroughly entertaining.​