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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Highlights Gender Discrimination, Then and Now

Ruth Bader Ginsburg faces gender discrimination in a number of ways. Even the number of scenes in which Jones is the only woman in the shot is telling.


English Professor Jorie Graham to Receive National Prize for Poetry

The Library of Congress will award Harvard English professor Jorie Graham a national prize for poetry in December, the library announced last week.


Harvard Sex Week Returns to Stimulate Campus Conversations

. “It reaffirmed to me that we may be brilliant in the classroom, but we still need and deserve a comprehensive education in the bedroom, and so I'm proud of the work that Sex Week does," organizer Lita D. Peña ’19 wrote of Sex Week.

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Ban Ki-moon Discusses North Korean Denuclearization and American Leadership

Over the course of the 75-minute talk, Ban and Thornton converged on two cohesive themes: the importance of denuclearizing North Korea and the responsibility of the United States as a global leader.

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At Harvard Event, Nancy Pelosi Calls for United Approach to Midterm Elections

Pelosi expressed confidence in a Democratic victory in the November midterm elections. “If the election were today, we would win the majority,” she said.

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‘Friday Black:’ An Ingenious Attack on American Society

“Friday Black,” Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut short story collection, is unflinching in its criticism of pervasive elements in modern America, tackling racial injustices, capitalism, school shootings, and more.

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Transforming ‘Hamlet’ Into a Radical Modern Experience

With its set, cast, and script stripped down to the core, the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s modernized rendition of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” strives to make the iconic story more accessible than ever.


Dakzen Introduces Casual Thai Street Cuisine to Somerville

Dakzen, a new Thai restaurant in Somerville, aims to present the tastes and textures of authentic modern street food.

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‘A Million Little Things’ Loses Vision in Execution

The episode presents decent performances and sets up several storylines and themes for the season to explore, but a number of writing and producing choices reflect that the show has not yet found its voice.