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Yash Kumbhat

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Columns

Keeping Alive

Can faith be more than struggling to keep things from dying? Maybe, there is nothing in the world that we can separate from death.

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Columns

These Clean, Dust-Free, Febrezed United States of America

It is a fundamental aspect of the human condition, a longing for the past, for a sense of belonging so primordial that it predates language.

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Arts

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The Humans Still
Theater

‘The Humans’: Eroding Family Structures

Playwright Stephen Karam’s “The Humans,” enters the arena of American classics, unfolding at the confluence of tradition and modernity—all over a warm turkey.

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Books

‘The Price of the Haircut’: Absurd and Astonishing Stories

In 272 pages and 11 short stories (some shorter than others), Brock Clarke plunges into the depths of the absurd.

White Card Still
Theater

The Fault Lines That Divide Us and ‘The White Card’

“The White Card” demands as much from its audience as its actors, drawing spectators to see the world recreated on stage as simply that: a recreation of what Rankine calls the “fault line between black and white lives.”

Tayari Jones
Books

Tayari Jones Speaks About Race and Marriage at the Harvard Book Store

On Feb. 12, Tayari Jones, novelist and Professor at Rutgers University’s MFA program in Newark, cast spells over a crowd squeezed into the Harvard Bookstore.

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